Valand Academy of Fine Arts (Master of Fine Art Photography)
Valand Academy of Fine Arts (Bachelor of Fine Art Photography)
Gamleby Folkhögskola (Gestaltande Fotografi)
About Simon Berg
“Simon Berg’s pictorial language is both excessive and precise. Working consistently with the snapshot style and a ruthless attention to material- ity, he focuses on single details of the everyday, which become unpleasant and yet fascinating to look at. The colours of flesh, meat and skin are dominating in this dark journal of nails, hands and objects relating to the body, as for instance a belt on a chair. Photographing surfaces of skin, things and furniture in close-up and with a hard flash reveals the excess- es like dirt, spots, marks and wrinkles, and the resulting imagery holds
a physical effect. As the artist notes: “In the meaning ‘twisted’ my works are perverted. Something ordinary, suddenly it shows us its true colours, or more likely, just different colours. A view that opens up a world with- out limits, a world without control.”"
- Louise Wolthers, Curator at Hasselblad Center