Carl Berg is a working artist and curator currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His most recent solo exhibition was ‘Album Project’ at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA. Berg’s artistic process begins with a different concept, he then decides what technique he will use to achieve his idea. Because he goes about his art with this method, his artwork, as a whole, is never the same style.
His most recent series was his abstract installation titled, “A Little Help From Friends.” For this series he worked digitally to create over 100 square pigment prints. His series included a variety of layers such as sheet music and texts, he then would take these elements and layer, remove, and distort the images to create abstract patterns. Berg’s main goal with this series was to mimic how paintings are created, but through digital software. He was inspired by the nostalgia of vinyl album covers; therefore, with help from his friends, he gathered over 100 favorite albums and then created these digital album works inspired by the music.
Berg also has collaborative history with other artists like Federico D’Orazio. The pieces he collaborated on with D’Orazio are enticing in the sense that the viewer does not have full visual of the subject. The intensity that is focused on the gloves of the fighters, makes the viewer believe they are the ones about to fight and the only thing they can concentrate on is the threat in front of them. With the other fighter fading into darkness, the focal point would be the gloves and belts.