Robert Bery Fine Art
Robert Bery is a New York City artist who works in painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Through his art, Bery promotes peaceful themes and has said "My intention is to reflect, challenge and inspire the viewer through color and image."
In his youth, during archaeological excavations in Israel, Bery discovered his passion for art. After a period of reflection, he decided to focus his talents to foster communication and unity among peoples, and art would be his vehicle. Following the Yom Kippur War, Bery devoted himself fully to his artistic pursuits, studying at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris and at the studios of Henry Moore and Jacques Lipshitz in Italy.
Bery's work aims to promote positivity in the midst of the ever-dueling opposing forces of love and hate. He is determined to advance peaceful globalization, to discourage egotistical hubris, and to celebrate life and its rituals. His works often incorporate numerals to signify the importance of numbers both as a human universal and as a representation of monetary value. His subjects range from weddings to sports, and often include the exploration of traditionally "feminine pursuits" such as sewing and housekeeping. Bery's work is full of color and energy.
His art has been shown at the Miami Museum of Art, Soho West in Santa Monica, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Artopia in New York, Gallery Function Art, Blum Helman Warehouse, and several other notable galleries. Pieces by Bery are in the private collections of Bill and Hillary Clinton, David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Benjamin Bratt, the Smithsonian Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank, and many others.
Underlying his vision are themes that inform his diverse ecumenical art works. Bery explores aspects of his “feminine” side, through the activity of machine sewing, to create larger than life, complex, vibrant soft cloth sculptures, which reflect the erotic underpinnings of everyday male‐female interactions. The pleasure he takes in life’s gift of sensation virtually bursts from his works, radiating the energetic essence that the sense of touch embodies.
Gallery Function Art, Detroit
Ozone Gallery, New York, NY
Artopia, New York, NY
H.B. Starr Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Habitat Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Suzanne Zeghaler Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Soho West, Santa Monica, CA
Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA
Miami Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Frank Bustamante Gallery, New York, NY
Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY
Bill and Hilary Clinton
Norton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Federal Reserve Bank, New York, NY
PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Polaroid Company, Minnetonka, MN
Cedarview Capital Management, New York, NY
"Untold Stories" ~ Paintings
Robert Bery, Fine Artist
"EACH ONE ADDING HIS TOUCH OF PERFECTION TO HIS FELLOW. LIKE A MASSIVE JIG SAW PUZZLE, WE FIT TOGETHER TO MAKE A SINGLE PERFECT WHOLE."
"ANGELS BURN WITH JEALOUSY EACH TIME A HUMAN BEING TURNS HIMSELF AROUND AND CREATES BEAUTY IN THIS WORLD. HEAVEN IS NICE. BUT ON THE BEST THINGS, EARTH HAS EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS."