Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber (1 January 1940 - 7 October 2012)

Mersad Berber (1 January 1940 – 7 October 2012)

Style: Modern, Collages, Illustrations

Background: Mersad Berber was born on 1 January 1940 in  Bosanki Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. 

Education: He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana where he graduated with a BA and MA. In 1978, Berber received a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

Achievements: Today Berber is one of the best known graphic artists in the world. He was included in the Tate Gallery collection in 1984.

Throughout his career he created cycles of paintings which chronicle events, homages and dedications. Each cycle has its roots in Bosnian-Herzegovinian history from the medieval to the twentieth century. His works are characterized by the intermingling of ancient motifs with a more modern commentary, captivating in their iconic mystery and intensity. His surfaces are as complex as his subjects, combining techniques from various times and places while maintaining an aesthetic and allure that has drawn collectors for the past 40 years.

Berber was occupied with painting, graphic art, tapestry, illustrating and preparing bibliographic editions, graphic and poetic maps. His scenography and costume design came to life in theaters in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Washington. In 1985 Berber finished Tempo Secondo, his own animated cartoon.

Famous Works:

 

Mersad Berber - Alegorija

Mersad Berber – Alegorija

Mersad Berber - Allegory

Mersad Berber – Allegory

Mersad Berber - Barcelona

Mersad Berber – Barcelona

Mersad Berber - ulje na platnu

Mersad Berber – ulje na platnu

Mersad Berber-Flora

Mersad Berber-Flora