Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011
01 October - 29 October 2011
Installation View
Clive van den Berg
Tracings III, 2011
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 60 cm
Clive van den Berg
St Firmin , 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land XI, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 45.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Limbo I, 2009
Monoprint
75 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Man Thinks Deep, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29 x 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land VI, 2011
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
Clive van den Berg
Field, 2011
Oil on canvas
Work: 35 x 27 cm Frame: 51.5 x 44 x 3.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Johannesburg II, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29.5 x 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land X, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 45.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Scarecrow II, 2011
Oil on canvas
Work: 60 x 48 x 4 cm Frame: 63.4 x 48 x 4.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Johannesburg I, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29 x 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land XII, 2011
Oil on Canvas
150 x 230 cm
Clive van den Berg
Speaking Love, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm.
Clive van den Berg
Burdened Ghost, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 45.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Cartography I, 2009
Monoprint
Image: 30 x 21 cm Work: 76 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land XIII, 2011
Oil on canvas
75 x 101 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land VIII, 2011
Oil on canvas
101 x 75 cm
Clive van den Berg
Cartography III, 2011
Jetutong wood with pigment & wax
Work: 92 x 123 x 8 cm
Clive van den Berg
Soundings in Dust, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x50 cm
Clive van den Berg
Tracings I, 2011
Oil on canvas
35 x 27 cm
Clive van den Berg
Ghosts Scratching in a Pile of Lines, 2009
Monoprint
75 x 56cm
Clive van den Berg
Negotiations of Love VI, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29 X 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Underfield II, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29 x 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land III, 2011
Oil on canvas
101 x 75 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land II, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 45.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Gleaning, 2011
Oil on canvas
22.5 x 30.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
Piles of Lines, 2009
Monoprint
Image: 38.8 x 29.5 cm Work: 75.5 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Cyber Erotics II, 2009
Monoprint
Paper: 76 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Genus II, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Ghosts in Many Guises, 2009
Monoprint
111x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Scarecrow I, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Clive van den Berg
Young Man Recalls, 2009
Monoprint
76 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Sketch, 2009
Monoprint
Image: 30 x 21 cm Work: 75.5 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land IV, 2011
Oil on canvas
75 x 101 cm
Clive van den Berg
Leaking, 2009
Monoprint
111x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Within a Ghost's body, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Man Loses History, 2011
Wood jelutong with pigment and wax
176 x 70 x 60 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land VII, 2011
Oil on canvas
220 x 150 cm
Clive van den Berg
Limbo II, 2009
Monoprint
76 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Lovers Histories, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Man Thinks Back, 2010
Watercolour on paper
29 x 21 cm
Clive van den Berg
Saint Firmin III, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Johannesburg Scene I, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Clive van den Berg
Cartography II, 2009
Monoprint
75 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Broken Syntax, Land V, 2011
Oil on canvas
60 x 46cm
Clive van den Berg
Johannesburg Scene II, 2011
Oil on canvas
Work: 60.5 x 50 cm Frame: 63 x 52.5 cm
Clive van den Berg
The 3 am Dream, 2009
Monoprint
76 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Well Built Man, 2009
Monoprint
75 x 56 cm
Clive van den Berg
Man Flails with Maps II, 2011
Oil on canvas
101 x 75.5cm
Clive van den Berg
Mapping Memory, 2011
Oil on Canvas
43 x 33 cm
Clive van den Berg
Mapping Internal, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
Saint Firmin IV, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm
Clive van den Berg
In Limbo: Man with Glands, 2011
Oil on Canvas
250 x 151 cm
Clive van den Berg
St Firmin and Ghost, 2009
Monoprint
111 x 76 cm.

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011 - Installation View

01 October - 29 October 2011

Clive van den Berg

Tracings III

Clive van den Berg

St Firmin

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land XI

Clive van den Berg

Limbo I

Clive van den Berg

Man Thinks Deep

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land VI

Clive van den Berg

Field

Clive van den Berg

Johannesburg II

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land X

Clive van den Berg

Scarecrow II

Clive van den Berg

Johannesburg I

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land XII

Clive van den Berg

Speaking Love

Clive van den Berg

Burdened Ghost

Clive van den Berg

Cartography I

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land XIII

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land VIII

Clive van den Berg

Cartography III

Clive van den Berg

Soundings in Dust

Clive van den Berg

Tracings I

Clive van den Berg

Ghosts Scratching in a Pile of Lines

Clive van den Berg

Negotiations of Love VI

Clive van den Berg

Underfield II

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land III

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land II

Clive van den Berg

Gleaning

Clive van den Berg

Piles of Lines

Clive van den Berg

Cyber Erotics II

Clive van den Berg

Genus II

Clive van den Berg

Ghosts in Many Guises

Clive van den Berg

Scarecrow I

Clive van den Berg

Young Man Recalls

Clive van den Berg

Sketch

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land IV

Clive van den Berg

Leaking

Clive van den Berg

Within a Ghost's body

Clive van den Berg

Man Loses History

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land VII

Clive van den Berg

Limbo II

Clive van den Berg

Lovers Histories

Clive van den Berg

Man Thinks Back

Clive van den Berg

Saint Firmin III

Clive van den Berg

Johannesburg Scene I

Clive van den Berg

Cartography II

Clive van den Berg

Broken Syntax, Land V

Clive van den Berg

Johannesburg Scene II

Clive van den Berg

The 3 am Dream

Clive van den Berg

Well Built Man

Clive van den Berg

Man Flails with Maps II

Clive van den Berg

Mapping Memory

Clive van den Berg

Mapping Internal

Clive van den Berg

Saint Firmin IV

Clive van den Berg

In Limbo: Man with Glands

Clive van den Berg

St Firmin and Ghost

In Soundings, In Passage – a solo exhibition of recent work at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg – Clive van den Berg explores new as well as familiar terrain. Characteristically, he is not bound by medium, presenting monoprints, paintings, as well as a large-scale sculpture. Many of these works – both physically and conceptually – are the result of time spent in the United States, where van den Berg was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research fellowship, and worked at the LeRoy Neimen Center for Print Studies while on a residency at Columbia University in New York City.

In the catalogue Clive van den Berg: Unlearning the Grounds of Art (published by Goodman Gallery on the occasion of Soundings, in Passage), Rosalind C. Morris refers to Clive van den Berg’s insistence “that he is seeking a new kind of language, that he is attempting to break syntax without relinquishing its necessity." Morris continues to to explain that the "enormous range of works, the multiplicity of media, the vacillation between saturated colour and simple lines in monochromatic prints, the darting between allegory and abstraction: these tensions and polarities arrest and then excite the viewer, who encounters in the artist’s abundant new offerings the residue of earlier concerns but, equally, the determined departure from them. The title of the 2011 show gives voice to that mobility, and suggests an exploratory moment. But with its improbable invocation of the practice of maritime measurement (in relation to an corpus that is primarily concerned with the earth, the underground, and the landscape of a landlocked city, Johannesburg), we are alerted to the fact that this exploration requires something more than the well-trained eye. We must find our way, or plumb the depths, feelingly. Not with sentiment, but with a kind of heightening of the senses, and, more importantly, a re-oriented vision.”

Clive van den Berg is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and was born in Zambia in 1956. He is an artist working in various disciplines. Besides his studio practice he devotes much time to the curation and design of heritage projects, sometimes on his own and sometimes through trace, a company comprising professionals from different disciplines, including architects, historians, writers and artists. They design, research and curate exhibitions, public art projects and museum developments. Many of these are projects of redress, activating reflection on the past and future envisioning. These include The Worker’s Museum and Women’s Gaol in Johannesburg and he is currently working on the exhibit design for Freedom Park in Pretoria. His art has been shown around the world – in South Africa, Berlin, Charleroi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, London and Stockholm. It has also earned him several major prizes, including, internationally, a Civitella Ranieri fellowship and a Smithsonian Artist Research fellowship.