Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson
120945 Berlin, Germany
Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson is an artist that explores and re-defines identity, her own as well as others. Her working methods are diverse as her multicultural identity. She uses multiple mediums to communicate visually; calligraphy, painting, drawing, photography, installation, digital media and motion image.
The artist speaks, reads and writes in several languages. She was born in Moscow, grew up in Jerusalem and currently lives in Berlin. In these conditions the task of self-definition becomes complexed.
Human nature requires cultural uniformity, stiffness and unequivocal. However, in reality many cultural identities are much more complexed than that. Due to political global shifts and globalisation processes, a unified identity is rare. The cultural identities are fluid, flexible and multifaceted.
Language and typography are defining elements of a culture. By using strict set of rules, they indicate the undisputed nature of it, both by content and visual form. Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson’s work is a contradiction to this concept. She uses diverse typography styles in different languages to create a hybrid outcome: the co-existence of multiple identities in a unified body of work.