Barbara van den Berg

In her collections she creates series of imaginary characters from the combination of infinitesimal details of previously produced photographs. Childhood, a leitmotif in her body of work, is here paradoxically represented in its “natural” perfection through the artificial patchwork of body parts, costumes from different cultures and ages. Barbara successfully created silent and iconic characters projected towards the audience, directly questioning the viewer. In these digital collage’s gestures become enigmatic: the child’s innocence is dramatically placed in contradiction with adult expressions and emotions.

Barbara created the successful series Look at me, Under My Skin, Cry if you want to, Behind the Seen and Back to Nature.