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Iris Charabi-Berggren
updated: 01/11/2012
website: www.iriscb.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Strategy is king-details
Reduced to bingo (left) vs. Only a rookie will get there after sunrise (right)
Spring action (left) vs. Reduced to bingo (right)
Setting ethical standards (left) vs. Spring action (right)
The new conventional wisdom (left) vs. Setting ethical standards (right)
On a moments notice (left) vs. The new conventional wisdom (right)
Internal Vantage point
Internal Vantage point detail
External vantage point
External vantage point detail
Catch me if you can (print)
catch me if you can (print) detail
Not a reject 1
not a reject 1 detail
not a reject 2
 
Portfolio Keywords:  cartoon, narrative, nature, fantasy, humor, psychological, illustration, figurative
 
 
Strategy is king-details by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Strategy is king-details
ink on paper
2010
Dimensions variable
Reduced to bingo (left) vs. Only a rookie will get there after sunrise (right) by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Reduced to bingo (left) vs. Only a rookie will get there after sunrise (right)
ink on paper
2010
22 " x  60 " 
Spring action (left) vs. Reduced to bingo (right)  by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Spring action (left) vs. Reduced to bingo (right)
ink on paper
2010
22" x  60" 
Setting ethical standards (left) vs. Spring action (right) by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Setting ethical standards (left) vs. Spring action (right)
ink on paper
2010
22" x  60" 
The new conventional wisdom (left) vs. Setting ethical standards (right) by Iris Charabi-Berggren
The new conventional wisdom (left) vs. Setting ethical standards (right)
ink on paper
2010
22" x  60" 
On a moments notice (left) vs. The new conventional wisdom (right) by Iris Charabi-Berggren
On a moments notice (left) vs. The new conventional wisdom (right)
ink on paper
2010
22" x  60" 
Internal Vantage point  by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Internal Vantage point
mixed media on paper
2010
40 " x  60 " 
Internal Vantage point detail by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Internal Vantage point detail
mixed media on paper
2010
40" x  60" 
External vantage point  by Iris Charabi-Berggren
External vantage point
mixed media on paper
2010
40 " x  60 " 
External vantage point detail by Iris Charabi-Berggren
External vantage point detail
mixed media on paper
2010
40 40 " x  60 60 " 
Catch me if you can (print) by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Catch me if you can (print)
ink on paper
2011
40" x  32" 
catch me if you can (print) detail by Iris Charabi-Berggren
catch me if you can (print) detail
ink on paper
2011
40" x  32" 
Not a reject 1 by Iris Charabi-Berggren
Not a reject 1
ink on paper
2011
24" x  19" 
not a reject 1 detail by Iris Charabi-Berggren
not a reject 1 detail
ink on paper
2011
24" x  19" 
not a reject 2 by Iris Charabi-Berggren
not a reject 2
ink on paper
2011
24" x  19" 

Artist Statement
My work plays with the ‘Drama of the World’. I address my fascination with human behavior and power dynamics through specific topics such as: games, love, natural disasters/war and mundane activities. My characters are allegorical, but we can see ourselves in them as they portray the drama, humor and fallacy of real life role-play. They embody life’s paradoxes by being funny as well as tragic, violent as well as tender, determined as well as helpless.    

Artist Bio / CV

Iris Charabi-Berggren was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and lives and works in San Francisco, California. She has shown her work both on the East and West coasts of the US and locally her videos were screened at the New Langton Arts in San Francisco and at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. Iris Charabi-Berggren is the 2010 recipient of the ‘Visions from the New California Award’. In her process, Charabi-Berggren applies many different media to her artwork, such as video, sculpture, and drawing to mention a few, carefully choosing the materials and processes that suit her ideas the best. As a result the outcome of her work is often diverse and experimental in nature yet it maintains consistent and recognizable themes which have roots in her interest in human psychology as it relates to social constructs and the environment.