Margot Bergman

Inner and Outer Landscapes

4 May – 30 June 2019

For over 60 years Margot Bergman (born 1934) has been making work – mostly self-taught – in painting, collage and sculpture. Since the early ’90s she has been carrying out her gestural and performative painting on pictures acquired at flea markets and second-hand stores. By turns humorous and melancholic, subjective portraits emerge on top of their landscape scenes. Like seeing your own reflection in a window, Bergman’s paintings blend landscapes and identities. This solo exhibition, the first in Germany, presents 23 paintings by Margot Bergman and represents a collaboration between Urbane Künste Ruhr and Museum Folkwang.

Margot Bergman
Grama's Gift, 2009
Courtesy of Margot Bergman