Before and after the Second World War, Berke creates a series of paintings that interpret his experiences, foreboding a dark future. Dead bodies are sinking in mud, hiding their faces behind masks, celebrating human fantasies and taking on eerie and surreal forms. This camouflage hides criticism of the madness of contemporary events as well as a fascination for the evil.
“The grotesque get-together of masks, grimacing faces and demons allow Berke to wordlessly expose and unmask the disappointing and contemptuous Nazi regime.”
© Erbengemeinschaft Hubert Berke