John von Bergen
Berlin, Germany


Artist’s Statement

John von Bergen explores the difficulties associated with defining phenomenal experience. His drawings, objects, and site-specific installations are vehicles for developing absurd relationships between things and their environments, which inevitably invite uncanny, perturbed reactions.  Von Bergen's sculptural language may be more akin to the props used for science-fiction  film opposed to conventional sculpture, as familiar forms from the world are hidden inside the skin of a wall, torn apart, morphed into other forms, or just re-fabricated through inorganic, foreign material. His work questions the impossibility of an objective perception in this current world, and considers the "found object" as a playground for traumatic re-invention

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