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Michael "MAGO" Berger

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Penta Petromata - first arrangement of movable sculptures, 2012 Acrylics, Tuff and Mixed-media on Canvas 31.5" X 31.5" (80 Cm X 80 Cm) © Michael Berger
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Penta Petromata - another arrangement of movable sculptures, 2012 Acylics, Tuff and Mixed Media on Canvas 31.5" X 31.5" (80 Cm X 80 ) © Michael Berger
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Penta Petromata - another arrangement of movable sculptures, 2012 Acrylics, Tuff and Mixed-media on Canvas 31.5" X 31.5" (80 Cm X 80 Cm) © Michael Berger
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Cosmic - different arrangement of spheres, 2007 Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas 100 X 100 X 12 Centimeters © Michael Berger
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Cosmic, 2007 Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas 39.5" X 39.5" (100 Cm X 100 Cm) © Michael Berger
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Colossos, 2009 Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas 80 X 60 X 30 Centimeters © Michael Berger
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Monument I, 2008 Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas 12" X 35" (30 Cm X 90 Cm) © Michael Berger
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Solys, 2008 Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas 39.5" X 39.5" (100 Cm X 100 Cm) © Michael Berger
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Farou, 2008 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 50 X 60 X 5 Centimeters © Michael Berger
Quick Facts
Birth year
1965
Works in
Switzerland
Representing galleries
LDX Galleries, Berlin & Beijing
Tags
Transformable Art mixed-media, surrealism, abstract, sculpture
Statement

Michael "MAGO" Berger’s work is a fusion of scientific and artistic expression. His canvases are unique - Berger formed the term Transformable ART for his technique of combining painting and sculpture to form reliefs which are not static but may change their appearance through manual interaction with the viewer.  The compositions often feature spheres, themselves resembling planets, or rocks which by means of hidden magnets can be rearranged by the spectator to create a work constantly in flux and never the same. This reflects his background as a geologist and geochemist. Berger uses intense, positive colors that invite the viewer in. His broad, generous brushstrokes build up backgrounds with a smooth, almost dreamy quality that heightens the relief of the moveable objects, placing them in an unreal world from which they beckon.