Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Kyle Berger : Near-dead capitalism

Sep 28, 2018 - Robin Lopvet

Kyle Berger is a Canadian artist who documents North American imperialism through a post-photographic grid, using it’s own weapons against itself.

 

He uses digital editing in a visible and assumed way, bringing out the most superficial aspects of our society. Abuse of communication strategies, marketing, Kyle uses the logos and signs of the biggest companies that have invaded public spaces. It transforms this visual pollution in a poetic way by juxtaposing and encrusting them, revealing in a certain way the dream of communicating marketing to come in an ever more intrusive way in our daily life.  His full of humor, colorful photos show a digital revival of pop-art, where the consumer society deploys its absurd logic, like the splendor of the emperors before the decline of Rome.