About me

Barbara van den Berg

Barbara van den Berg studied Visual Communication in Den Bosch. In 2003 she graduated from the School of Art and Design. After her studies, she co-founded Studio BEET, an agency for graphic design and illustration.

Upon leaving Studio BEET, she evolved into an eclectic artist with a comprehensive practise that encompasses painting, (digital) collage, mixed media, photography, charcoal and typography. Exploring a multitude of different media, Van den Berg has a distinctive knowledge of how best to manifest her artistic visions.

Her diverse experiments in the language of expression is an underpinning feature throughout her oeuvre. As a child she lived in an almost perpetual state of observation, constantly fixated by human behaviour. Her sensitivity to how we relate and interrelate has instilled a uniquely humanistic approach to making art.

My art is about making contact.

Van den Berg’s visionary message is revealed upon introspective examination. Characterised by a contemporary, pop-whimsical aesthetic, her art carries a conceptual message that remains sharp in its critique. Her works foster a dialogue amongst ourselves, delving into the measures of connectedness. Her artworks encourage a cathartic exploration of oneself and one’s relation to and with society.

What stands out? How do you show your feelings? How do you communicate them?