Transformation

Transformation by Michael Bergt

Transformation
by Michael Bergt
© Michael Bergt

Michael Bergt is an artist whose sculptures, paintings and works on paper have been seen in group exhibitions internationally and in solo exhibitions in the USA and Europe. His work is held in private and public collections and his mid-career retrospective exhibition, Crossing Lines, was seen in New York and New Hampshire in 2006–7.

portrait is of Nicki, a model and friend of the artist. It began as pen and ink life drawing which was later transferred to gesso panel for colour to be added in egg tempera, while retaining some of the original underdrawing. The masculine quality of the minotaur is seen transforming from the raw underdrawing to the burnished gold leaf.

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