Varda Berger's works 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.
Many of her works are dedicated to the inferior and hopeless state of women in western and eastern society, and the poor state of Africa.
Lately she is looking up to the life of wandering birds as a model to life without boundaries, a model for peace.
Varda Breger is using mixed media in a watercolor spontaneous technique. The objects are caged in the lines formed by the streaming diluted colors, and sometimes run over by her shoes or car wheels.
Varda Breger was born in Israel and lives in Tel-Aviv. She has a master's degree in Chemistry, has displayed her works at more than twenty solo exhibitions, and participated in many more exhibitions in Israel and abroad. She is a member of the Israel Forum of Ecological Art, European Artists, and the Tel Aviv Artists and Sculptors Association, and the AFC-Artist for Conservation association, and the General Union of Writers in Israel.
She is active these days in the movement "women wage peace"
In 2004, the European Circle Franz Kafka awarded her the Franz Kafka medal for Art.
IN 2011 she was awarded the Leonardo second prize in the biennale in Chianciano-Tuscany Italy for works on paper,
And in the following year the First Leonardo prize.
IN May 2013, she was invited to the Biennale in Izmir and out of 453 artists from 53 countries won the second prize for painting.
KYOTO BIENNALE- FIRST PRIZE FOR PROMOTING PEACE THROUGH ART. ARTQUAKE KYOTO 2015
2012 "Planet of Life" paintings and poems Even Hoshen publishers 128 pages all by V. Breger
She was invited and took part in international symposiums in Slovakia, Germany Bulgaria, Italy, Finland , England and Austria.Varda Breger conveys her personal philosophy and feelings also in short poems, haiku style in Hebrew and English.
Born to life
To die in peace.
Not sacrificed on alter of God or
from north to south and back,
season after season
millions of miles
no religion and
Caressing the planet
feathers of fraternity
If only, if only
I had the wings of a bird
I might from a green tree-top
From the introduction to the book "planet of life"
Over the course of many years of systematic and sober work, Varda has perfected her unique style, a technique that serves her well. With the use of freely running paint that can flow naturally, Varda succeeds in developing enchanting dialogues between the flowing and the fixed, the free and the inhibited, the random and the deliberate. Then, suddenly, the gentle image of an animal from Planet Life is rudely trod upon by a dirty boot or run over by a filthy tire. Varda strikes a distinct balance between the beautiful and the ugly that gives one serious pause for thought. Indeed, one of her paintings is worth a thousand pictures and a thousand thousand words.
Dr. David Graves
Senior Lecturer in Art and Philosophy
The Academic College of Tel Aviv
Under the wash of mud, blood, tire tracks and shoe prints, in a series of stunning paintings, Varda Breger explodes as an artist of tremendous emotional power. Layered images emerge like ghostly comments on the immediately perceived image. The stains of light in the soft eyes and on the skin of the doe momentarily deflect the viewer from the barbed wire that is lacerating it, the hedgehog lies beside the tire track. From the vulnerability of the little fox to the self-aware nobility of lioness and tiger, from the rampant maleness of elephant and rhino, from the gold-steeped herons drinking at dusk, from swift to hawk, Varda Breger encompasses the swing from breathless love to anguish and back again that artists and lovers must face every day of their all embracing lives..