Exposing some of the rawness of the human experience, American artist Kevin Berlin uses his art as a lens on to the issues of the contemporary world. Capturing elements from the prominent to the peripheral in his dynamic work, Berlin reminds the viewer of the foibles that can still make life fantastic.
Tapping into the emotional power of feelings such as vulnerability or addiction, Berlin reveals in his work the tensions between soft washes of color and the powerful symbols of our era. Bold yet not overbearing in there messaging, Berlin’s works afford the viewer a moment of quiet contemplation.
Born in 1965, Berlin studied at both Yale University and the Slade School of Fine Art. Today, he splits his time between New York and Florence. In addition to his work appearing in major publications ranging from The New York Times magazine to USA Today, Berlin has enjoyed the showcase of his work in exhibitions worldwide. Recent solo showcases include: "Kevin Berlin and Snow White are getting Married!” at the Vogelsang Gallery (Palm Springs, 2014); "Kevin Berlin New York Top Hats” at Art Southampton (Bridgehampton, 2016); “Berlin in Berlin” at the Livingstone Gallery in The Hague (2017); and “Hope Dies Last” at Gallery 198 in New York (2018). In addition, his works are included in the private collections of Buzz Aldrin, Kim Basinger, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, David Letterman, Luciano Pavarotti, and Carnival Cruise Lines, to name a few.