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Clara Berta is a passionate, award-winning mixed-media artist of Hungarian heritage. Her dynamic and highly textural abstract works have been exhibited and collected across the United States.
Clara Berta’s paintings explore themes such as the ebb and flow of memory, the significance of personal heritage, renewal, the passing of physical time, desire, passion, and love. Her large-scale abstract works often include reminders of her travels expressed in unexpected sequences of patterns as well as distortion of perspectives and subconscious spaces. Manipulating the texture with several layers of gesso, mixed media and acrylic paint, she will work and re-work her canvases, layering textures to give added dimension, and creating works that intrigue and invite the viewer to explore not only the surface but also the inner language of the painting.
She explores the collision between the old and new, destruction and rebuilding lives. Her paintings underscore the awareness of the failures and shortcomings that are part of our lives. Her artworks are a language, a push forward in new directions and achievements, while always inspired by history. Berta mixes minimalism with underlying texture and embraces modernism while compiling the odds and ends of her attempts to let her art speak for itself.
This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted, and it does not require framing. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.
2015 MichaelKate Interiors - Santa Barbara, CA
2015 JCC Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA
2012-2015 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL
2012 Gem, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Barnsdall Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Tell No One, The Wine Bistro, Studio City, CA
2009 Art: Raw/Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Stella Dottir Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 NoHo Gallery LA, North Hollywood, CA
2007 Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA
2006 Locanda Veneta, West Hollywood, CA
2006 Altobelli Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2004 Erotic by Nature, LaPeer Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2004 Lankershim Art Center, North Hollywood, CA
2003 Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2003 Studio 3 Art & Design, Westwood, CA
2000 Pick-A-Dilly Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
Awards and Honors
2009 You Again, Disney film by Andy Fickman
2007 Artwork featured in Deepak Chopra’s DVD, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
2003 Art Expo Finalist, Fullerton, CA
2008 Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy
2008 Mixed Media - Private Studies, Carol W. Slade, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Abstract Painting - Private Studies, Annie Wharton, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Mixed Media - Private Studies, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Mixed Media, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Monotype - Private Studies, Lynn Bernay, Valley Village, CA
Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the back. It can be installed either horizontally or vertically.