Portfolio - Cities

Narrative close upFrom Saturation

In his urban series, Werger presents a vision of an alluring but out of reach man-made landscape. Having grown up a stone’s throw from New York City, the urban environment is, to Werger, a seductive yet threatening otherworld. The aerial vantage point simultaneously suggests a godly inspection and the view from a police helicopter.

Seen predominantly at night, the city becomes a flickering pattern of light and color, people are either absent or reduced to the scale of ants.

 

 

Life Below
Color etching and aquatint with white ground
36" x 24"
2015"
Life Below

 

Nightfall
Color etching and aquatint with white ground
36" x 24"
2014
Nightfall

 

Vertigo
Color etching and aquatint with white ground
36" x 24""
1999
Vertigo

 

Saturation
Color etching and aquatint with white ground
24" x 18"
2003
Saturation