In keeping with the age-old tradition of painting ceramic utensils such as jugs and crockery, the gallery's artist Tina Berning has been glazing plates as gifts for friends and family for years. This is the first time she is also showing the objects in the gallery. The blue motifs refer to Berning's drawings, which are unique approaches to the female body in an expressive style. However, they are not mere reproductions of existing drawings, but offer a new interpretation in what the German artist calls a "demanding medium".
Glaze on Plate
Tina Berning Teller 30
Tina Berning is a Berlin-based artist and illustrator. After working as a graphic designer for several years Tina Berning focused on drawing and Illustration in 2000. Since then her award-winning illustrations are published worldwide and are shown in many renowned anthologies. Tina Berning's illustrations have been featured in publications like The New York Times, Playboy (US and Germany), Vogue (Italia, Nippon, German), and many more.
Her early passion for editorial illustration led her to an intensive contemplation on the human figure. Reflecting the female role in media is one of the core issues in her artistic work. Her work as a fine artist is shown regularly in solo exhibitions in the US, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Canada.