Characterised by flat, graphic, and vibrant depictions of women posing in groups or alone, Berges’ works drew from the formal aesthetics of mass media and advertising, which became ubiquitous in German life in the 60s and 70s. Berges’ works, often executed in cardboard, fiber pen, and foil, combined images of the female figure with circles, grids, stripes of color, and lines in ways that were reminiscent of mass reproduction. By removing them from their original contexts, and creating a new visual iconography around his chosen subject, he reacted against the prevailing currents of American Abstract Expressionism and German Informel, exploring new attitudes that unfurled across Germany after the immediate post-war period.The works in this exhibition were created when the artist was living in Berlin, where the artist made key contributions to the German Pop Art movement. Berges’ first solo exhibition occured in Großgörschen 35, an influential artist-run space established by pioneering figures such as Ulrich Baehr, Hans-Jürgen Diehl, and Karl-Horst Hödicke. The year 1966 marked a watershed moment in Berges’ career; he began to develop his signature iconography as demonstrated by the works in this exhibition. By 1977, Berges moved away from Berlin; yet, the works he created during his time there continued to define a crucial position within the German Pop Art movement.