Marble issue


Editions: Original

Size: 25×16 cm

Technique: Marble imitation in silicone

About the piece

Marble issue is part of the project CLASS PONG that utilizes the framework of ping-pong to physically stage an unequal situation. By means of its visual and physical experience, the artwork becomes a conversation-piece about our disparate backgrounds. There are no meetings on equal terms.

Through imitation the materials lay claim to be something they are not. Looks can be deceiving and affect your lot in the game.

– Yes, you get to play

About the artist

Johanna Berg (b. 1986) is a designer and illustrator, who lives and works in Gothenburg. Berg received her BA (Bachelor) from the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, 2015. Her illustrative motifs are often abstract objects that can be interpreted as figurative. Berg always makes a first digital draft to her illustrations and then translates the sketch to the final medium – sometimes the medium is a wall painting, and sometimes it’s wood. Apart from working as an artist, Berg works with conceptual furniture and scenography, where her clear, graphic expression recurs. The use of different materials also plays a big role in her artworks and the notion on different values imbedded in the materials is, too, a recurring theme.