Margot Bergman (°1934, USA)
Bergman’s work in the last few decades has primarily revolved around two bodies of work,
the Wonderland paintings and the Other Reveries series. For the latter, she uses existing artworks – usually
found in thrift shops or flea markets – on which she adds just enough to draw out a portrait latent in the image.
These collaborations are alternately playful, haunting, surrealistic, melancholic and evocative, and they betray an incredibly potent imagination. In her Wonderland paintings, Bergman created a post-apocalyptic or prehistoric topography populated by explosively animated creatures.