Don Bergland’s psychological creations rely upon the viewer’s internal ability to engage willingly in the process of metaphysical reflection. His dark images, featuring youthful characters, aged mentors, oddly assembled creatures, and quaintly juxtaposed objects, are rendered in precise detail in captured moments of frozen time, mechanical statements voicing eternity, death, childhood, and absurdity in the unfolding of the human drama, an uneasy combination laid before the viewer in a exposure of theatrical puppetry.
Selected Artists – Issue Two
Congratulations to all who made it into issue two of Outsider Art Magazine.
Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted your art for consideration. There was some amazing art that didn’t make the cut so please keep submitting for future issues of Outsider Art Magazine. Next call for art will be soon and we will send out an email and post a call for art.
Selected Artists listed in no particular order.
I am an Australian visual artist, musician, filmmaker and founder of the international arts & entertainment label EEZY SLEEZ. Though many of my artworks are based on a lowbrow surrealist aesthetics, I’m frequently drawn to themes such as mental illness, paranoia, mortality, self-hatred and body dysmorphia which are all portrayed through a morbidly satirical outlook. Recently, my works have become increasingly inspired by toxic characteristics found in modern-day society which I describe using the term “cultural protein”.
Considered an ‘outsider artist’, I express through sculpture, exploring my ideas using a variety of media.
Inspiration for my art, comes from dreams, myths, intuition and adventures.
My work is mainly figurative with root influences from what I experience—–the pain and pleasure of life.
I aim to create with passion and freedom, to tell a story through my work, of my life and the life of others.
Each sculpture is individual and an edition of one….