Sven Berlin

 

Sven Berlin

This is one of my favourite purchases.  A large multi-media piece by maverick artist Sven Berlin, aptly entitled ‘Paradise’.  Each time I look at it I see something new.  The colours are vibrant and he has used a metallic silver paint that shines in daylight.

The mixture of topics includes fish, shark, monkey, birds, humans, and much more – how did his mind combine so many elements and then make it appear as if it is swirling around in a whirlpool?  I like to think he was going through a happy period in his life to be able to produce this and the title.  He started work on it in 1982 and then took eight years before he felt it was complete.  Colourful and curious.

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