Karina Bergin Maher

Karina Bergin Maher


My work is primarily a process of reciprocation. I explore grief through feelings of anger, isolation, and dissociation. In turn, I create installations using mark-making, photography, and mixed media as a grieving response. I make abstract paintings with text that represents a person’s inner thoughts. I mainly use the colours red and black which can symbolize death and anger in Western cultures. I also incorporate fragments of portraiture photography and collage. I embody these approaches in my installations to convey various emotions.

Through these responses, I seek to better understand the pain of loss. Even if it's bleak and violent, I enjoy capturing the rawness of these experiences.


Course: fine art

Year: 2024

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