Shany van den Berg: Dream Pond

PRESS RELEASE

Shany van den Berg: Dream Pond
Oct 18 – Nov 9, 2019

Everard Read presents

Shany van den Berg: Dream Pond

Focusing on contemporary portraiture and figurative work, with an overarching theme of womanhood, South Afrcan artist, Shany van den Berg, creates works on canvas as well sculpture, site-specific installations and drawings. These all serve as portals to her internal investigations: narratives of struggle, exploration, discovery, and ultimately transcendence.

For her first solo exhibition in London, van den Berg presents a new body of work inspired by water and imagery of water lilies, rising up from muddy waters as a metaphor for rebirth.

 Van den Berg was selected as one of 50 finalists for the 2009, 2010 and 2016 BP Portrait Awards show at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2016 she was the runner-up for the BP Portrait Travel Award.  

Van den Berg's works are represented in private collections in South Africa, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Caymen Islands, UK and U.S.A