“The way in which an image of a person is transformed is one of the most arresting messages communicated to us through the art of drawing”. (Koschatzky, Walter: Die Kunst der Zeichnung. Bd. 1 Salzburg Wien 1977, S. 420)
In her drawings, Tina Berning constantly explores the web of relationships between conditioned aesthetics and supposed self-determination in the popular canon of contemporary visuality. With her drawings and collages, she formulates her own image of the human body, it’s inadequacy and its fundamental relation to beauty. Her works present studied gestures that refer to compulsion and repression.