Tina Berning is an artist and illustrator working in Berlin, Germany. She has been working for more than fifteen years. Her works have appeared in the New York Times and Vogue. She featured in Vogue alongside Michelangelo Di Battista.
Her portrait of Robert Kennedy featured in the New York Times on his death anniversary. In fact, she did a series of portraits of writers including those of Joseph Epstein, Simon Callow, Harold Evans, and Tom McCarthy.
Majority of her works are themed around women and throughout her works, she keeps coming back to depiction of the idea of feminism. Her publications ‘No Nipples, No Guns, No Cigarettes’ and ‘100 girls on cheap paper’ are both centred on women. Girls on cheap paper is a collection of portraits of 100 distinctively striking women.
She uses light tones of water colour and inks. Her paintings are styled completely opposite of baroque, lacking every detail that she deems unnecessary. She wants to communicate that it’s not so much the craftsmanship that matters but the meaning that is conveyed. Her illustrations are raw and amorphous. At times, they might even seem like they haven’t been executed well but that’s part of their charm.
Tina Berning has also put together a diary of her unpublished and uncommissioned works. It is a great study of how a seasoned artist develops ideas. It has some very beautiful and equally good illustrations. We take a look some pieces from it.
Artist: Tina Berning
Artist’s Site: www.tinaberning.de
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