Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andy Berg
#83: Andy Berg
Andy Berg, "Somnambulation," oil on panel, 2014.
Andy Berg sees painting as an inner calling, and offers no conceptual mumbo-jumbo when explaining what he does: He paints. His large abstract canvases are imbued with the mystery of invention and the creative process, and almost paint themselves -- using Berg and his armory of brushes and tubes and cans of paint as a conduit. Berg spends less time thinking and more time doing; his 100CC questionnaire follows suit.
If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Andy Berg, left to right: "Concupiscentia," mixed media on panel; "Endor," diptych, mixed media on panel; "Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin," mixed media on panel. Singer Gallery Exhibit, 2011.
My experience is that I am collaborating with all artistic traditions throughout history every moment I paint. This is who I want to collaborate with, because it creates an authentic individuated piece of art.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Anyone who is innerly focused on the meaning of their life.
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
Andy Berg, "Alethes Logos," diptych: mixed media on panel. Rule Gallery, 2012
There is destruction before there can be creation; however, I am not the one to say what art trend should die.
What's your day job?
I used to own a construction company. Now I am a full-time painter (artist). Everything I do now is centered on this work of painting.
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