Enjoy It While You Can
July 26th - August 23rd, 2008
Robert Berman Gallery is proud to present the US premiere of artist Yarg Normac in an exhibition entitled “Enjoy It While You Can” which consists of paintings that explore the chaotic and surreal world of rock concerts through his method of reality alteration.
Noremac has been following rock bands in America and Europe for the past several years, photographing young music fans at rock concerts. He then paints from the photographs, breaking them up into smaller pieces, creating a fragmented, hallucinogenic version of the moments he's experienced. His previous work was a series of portraits of chickens, plucked nude or dressed in revealing bathing suits, but always turned away from us while looking back, craning their necks, reminiscent of the well crafted pose of the young ingénue posing for her admiring fans. Normac’s work deals with the relationship between the entertainer and their devotees, while somehow capturing what is sacred in that exchange.
Yarg Normac was born in 1981 in Eckonförde, Germany. He attended the prestigious Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany and graduated in 2007. Normac currently lives and works in Los Angeles.