Caspar Berger

David / Self-portrait 11 (2009)
Bronze on concrete pedestal
 

What must have been the view for David himself? And how has the fantasy about this become a political instrument? David, the incorporation of heroism, wears many faces.

As an artist I am indebted to the history and tradition of art. I see the Italian High Renaissance as a point of reference from which I stem and which causes me to shuttle back and forth between past and future, with time as a continuum in which I occupy an instable place between extremes and contradictions, between seclusion and the outside world, between ephemerality and eternity, between transient and apparent inertia and constant change.

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David/Self-portrait 4 (2007)
Bronze on concrete pedestal
 

In my series of self-portraits I explore not only the phenomenon of the autonomous self-portrait with its technical and physical obstacles, but foremost the portrait as a skin, functioning as a personal, cultural or political membrane between the inner and the outer world.

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