HC Berg
Finnish, born 1971
Finlayson Art Area 2017,
Himmelblau Printmaking Finland
Lumière: Seeing in New Light,
Kashya Hildebrand

The recipient of Finland’s Young Artist of the Year Award in 2007, HC Berg creates sculptures from plastics, acrylics, glass, and metal, focusing on optics, transparency, and geometry. Psychedelic patterns and visual illusions abound in his neon-lit works that are at once reflective and translucent in quality. Somewhat unsettling to the naked eye, the acid color sculptures appear to emit light, reminiscent of digital displays, and challenge the viewer’s initial perceptions and ability to focus.