Mariaan van den Berg
The work tends to flirt with a reminiscent idea of pop art, but at the same time it is anchored in contemporary culture, aiming to influence our thoughts from pre-existing consensus about art and life. It also addresses the continuous fusion of design and art despite our efforts in separating them. Themes in the work include: power versus vulnerability and being human in a world of technical wonders. In her recent work Mariaan van den Berg experiments with applying design principles and elements in contemporary art, trying to entice the onlooker to spend more time with the objects.