Yves Berger (b. 1976) lives in the same remote, sparsely populated village in the Haute-Savoie region of France where he was born. He still has his studio in the hayloft of the home he grew up in. It is an isolated community where all are in close contact with the living surface of the earth and Berger devotes time to working the land along with his practice as a painter. And out of this melding of experiences, far removed from the ‘art world’, a unique, distinctly lyrical approach to figurative painting has evolved; an approach where human forms are used to explore ideas about personal relationships and the inner world of the psyche.