SIMON BERGER
"M o r p h o g e n e s e" 
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  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Art Miami 22

  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Kunst Zürich 22

  • 2022 Artstübli, Basel, Solo Show in preparation

  • 2022 Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Moderne Art Fair Paris

  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Art Market Hamptons

  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Seattle Art Fair

  • 2022 Street Art Festival Grenoble, Permanent Installation

  • 2022 L’Ancien Musée de Peinture, Grenoble, Group Show parallel to Street Art Festival

  • 2022 Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Solo Show "Shattered"

  • 2022 Artstübli, Basel, Solo Presentation at VOLTA Basel

  • 2022 Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Group Show "Excelsior: Stan Lee's 100th Anniversary

  • 2022 Gallotti e Radice, Milano, Solo Show and Special Project "Unbreakable Identities", during Milano Design Week

  • 2022 Sculpture Garden Geneva Biennale, Ile Rousseau, Geneva Public Sculpture "Metamorphose"

  • 2022 BVLGARI Geneva, Parallel project to Sculpture Garden Geneva Biennale

  • 2022 Fondazione Berengo, Venice, Group Show "Glasstress" 

  • 2022 BVLGARI Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, Project "Serpenti & Portraits of Christa Rigozzi and Kevin Lütolf"

  • 2022 Vitromusée Romont, Solo Show "Le verre dans tous ses éclats"

  • 2022 Frankonian Museum, Feuchtwangen, Duo Show with Pierre-Alain Münger "reFORMATION"

  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Art Market San Francisco

  • 2022 Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Solo Show "Cracked Beauties"

  • 2022 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Art Palm-Beach

  • 2021 Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux, Art Miami 21

  • 2021 Artstübli, Basel, Urban Art Fair Paris

  • 2021 Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Group Show "Break that Wall"

EXHIBITIONS 
& PROJECTS

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S I M O N  B E R G E R

Contemporary glass artist Simon Berger's unique sculptural language explores the depth of his material through striking and cracking the glass he works on with a hammer. The pane of glass is both the supportive structure of his artwork, as well as the visualization of his artistic handwriting, playing with transparency of the material. The closer and briefer the blows, the stronger the contrasts and the shades. In his hands, the hammer is not a tool of destruction, but rather an amplifier of effects. .

Simon Berger began his artistic explorations by painting portraits with spray cans before turning to other mediums. A carpenter by training, his natural attraction to wood inspired his first artistic creations within his studio. 

 

A lover of mechanics, he also spent plenty of time working with used car bodies to create assemblages. It was while pondering what to do with a car windshield that his idea for working with  glass was born. “Human faces have always fascinated me”, explained Simon. “On safety glass, these motifs come into their own and magically attract the viewer. It is a process of discovery from abstract fogging to figurative perception.”

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