Varda Breger’s works and poems deal with the conquering of nature by man, and the painful relations in human society.
The lack of balance between progress and nature, resulting from man’s failure to conserve and distribute the resources on the planet amongst its inhabitants, is manifested in the disappearing variety of life especially the extinction of wildlife.
Breger uses mixed media technique on paper in her paintings. Streams of dilute paint are caging blurred trampled animals, women, and birds.
Varda Breger was born in Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv. She has displayed her works at more than twenty five solo exhibitions, and she participated in many more exhibitions and international symposiums in Israel and abroad.
She was invited and took part in international symposiums in Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Finland, Austria and England.
She is a member of the Israel Forum of Ecological Art, the European Artists, and the Tel Aviv Artists and Sculptors Association and was elected to AFC Artists for Conservation and ANF-Artists for Nature.
In 2004, she was awarded the Franz Kafka medal for Art by the European Circle Franz Kafka.
In 2011 she was awarded second Leonardo prize for works on paper in the Biennale Chianciano Italy In 2012 she won the first prize. 2013 second prize for painting in Izmir Biennale out of 453 artists.
2012 her book "PLANET OF LIFE".
The works in this book are from the years1996-2012
2013 second prize in painting the International Bienalle in Izmir Turkey
2015 The special prize for promoting Peace through ART in the International Bienalle in ART QUAKE KYOTO 2015 JAPAN .
2017 Second prize for works on paperLONDON ART BIENNALE
The poems of "Planet of Life" were partly written to accompany the paintings and are divided to four sections: Nature's edge, the second gender, Africa fluttering, and wings without borders. The poems were composed in English and Hebrew. The English version is not a translation but a free writing on the same subject.
2019 LONDON ART BIENNALE Third prize for works on paper
I had wings of a bird
I could see from a tree-top
120x80 cm mixed media on canvas
An alley in Mumbay.
eight, ten years old,
spicy snacks in a narrow street of a dark world.
(After a visit to Mombay).
Cloned in a calory web.
Trimmed in centimeters.
Lifting autumn's traces.
Revive your barren years?
mixed media on paper
mammals on verge of extinction
trampled by car
elephant 70x100cm on paper
70x50cm on paper
100x70cm on paper
70x50cm on paper
dedicated to my late friend and photographer Ilan Aloni
3-4 PAINTINGS CONCERNING THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. 1.THE SNAKE AND THE APPLE "THE DELIGHT TO THE EYES"
2.EVE AND THE APPLE, -TECHNOLOGY,KNOLEDGE IN HER HEAD(LETTERS),3. DNA,E=MC2 THE DANGER OF THE USING THE KNOLEDGE FOR DESTOYING. 4. ANOTHER VERSION OF DESTROING THE PLANET.(MAP OF AFRICA). ABOVE ALL THE LEAF OF THE FIG TRYING TO COVER EVREY THING FROM OURSELVES.
"And he shall rule over thee" Genesis 2,16. I added the ?
Eve eats the apple, she gets the knowledge, letters in her head. Adam is absent.
"YOU SHALL BE AS GODS KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL" I ADDED THE?
"YOU SHALL BE AS GODS KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL" ?
USING THE KNOLEDGE CAN DESTROY OUR PLANET OR BRING GOOD TO THE WORLD.
APPLES ,THE SNAKE AND LEAVES OF THE FIG TREE
Once in a week or two, maybe three,
a woman is plucked,
a wife, mother or budding sister,
a blossom from her family flowerbed.
The plucking hand didn’t waver,
nor was it turned in.
The earth covers her body,
blood shrieking out is silenced.
The family flowerbed is put right,
Honor is restored.
Murder files are opened and often oddly closed.
No witnesses, no, no evidence or traces.
The murderers walk free.
27 women were murdered in the year 2018.
Many by one of their own family.