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Eclectic Art Journey by Vasu Mistry Berger

July 5th- August 23rd

Vasu Mistry Berger was born in Kampala, Uganda where she was inspired by the stunning equatorial colors, the environment, the local people, and their stories. Forced into exile, Vasu and her family emigrated to the United Kingdom. There she faced cultural challenges which helped mold her into a confident, independent woman. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design (Graphic Design) from the University of Wales, School of Art, and eventually established her own graphic design company, Mira Design. In 1996, Vasu moved to the United States and settled in Corpus Christi, where she worked for InFocus, a non-profit organization, producing children's books, health education materials, and promotional literature. While working for film and textile companies, Vasu was commissioned to illustrate and design many projects which led to her current passion for fine art. In the course of her work, she has traveled to India, Africa, and Latin America, which have all informed her sense of color to some degree.

Vasu strives to communicate a message of peace, protection of the environment, and social issues through her paintings. “I have always believed that art is a means of communication, albeit a symbolic language. I find art is subjective, and I thrive listening to my audience’s interpretation of my work. I believe that what you create is a direct reflection from your consciousness. Art, like music, can communicate across divisions of time, language, nationality, or gender. The complexities of human experience and nature inspire me. Colors, forms, and textures can conjure up emotions that are impatient to be expressed. Emotions can induce a cathartic transference into art and if my art ignites some revelation at a basic level, then my communication is complete.”

Generally using oil pastels, acrylic paints, inks, watercolor pencils, and graphite to create her artwork, Vasu also explores unconventional materials. She enjoys experimenting with found tools like long, thin branches or sponge rollers to make marks that are impossible to create with any other tool. These exciting shapes merge well into her style.

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