About the gallery
Berg Gallery was founded in 2014 and is owned and managed by Niclas Berg.
Berg Gallery represents both well-established and emerging artists and with a special interest in material-based and three-dimensional art. We present artists working with media as sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, sound and installation with an emphasis on the artistic process, tactility, handicraft, materiality and context.
The gallery recently relocated to a larger space on Hudiksvallsgatan in the Stockholm Gallery District enabling the gallery to present parallel solo exhibitions
Ellen Ehk (SE)
Pauline Fransson (SE)
Ellen Ehk (b. 1976) uses mediums like clay, bronze, and glass to evoke natural elements, bringing an imagined organic object into the physical world. Constantly pushing boundaries and developing new methods of production, Ehk’s practice is marked by her persistent explorations of a certain material. The utmost inspiration for her work is the old-growth forest close to her childhood home, and Ehk has dedicated her artistic practice to recreating symbols of this lost place.
Ellen Ehk lives and works in Nybro, Sweden. She holds an MFA in Ceramic Art from HDK University of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg. Previous solo exhibitions include Berg Gallery, VIDA Museum, Öland, Galerie NeC, Paris, and PULS Gallery, Brussels. Her work has also been exhibited at the Swedish Institute, Paris, CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen, Nordic Art Center, Xiamen, Da-End Gallery, Paris, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, and COLLECT Saatchi Gallery, London, among other galleries, museums and art fairs in Japan, United Kingdom, South Korea, China, the Netherlands, and Spain. Ehk is represented in the collections of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Shanghai Arts and Craft Museum, and the Public Art Agency Sweden. In 2019, she was the first artist to receive the Ulrica Hydman Vallien Memorial Grant.
Ellen Ehk in the studio, Pukeberg. Image courtesy of Markus Åkesson.
Ellen Ehk, 'Black Moss', 2019. Stoneware and glaze. 55x60x55 cm. Image courtesy of Berg Gallery and the artist.
Ellen Ehk, 'Night Tree', 2020. Bronze. 76x61x55 cm. Image courtesy of Jonas Ingerstedt.
Pauline Fransson (b. 1990) works mainly with egg tempera and oil on canvas, and her work is underpinned by a profound interest in how fragility can be expressed through the transparency of the egg tempera and the opaque, saturated quality of the oil paint. Identifying a kinship between nature and the sensitive, impressionable body, Fransson stresses that nature is body and body is nature. At Market Art Fair 2023, she presents a new series of paintings inspired by her own immediate surroundings: the woodlands around her studio in Nybro, Sweden.
Fransson holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2021), and her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sweden, Denmark, and China. Previous exhibitions include Berg Gallery, Stockholm, Enter Art Fair 2022, Copenhagen, SEART 2021, Stockholm, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Alice Folker Gallery, Copenhagen, Bricks Gallery, Copenhagen, Vandalorum, Värnamo, and Nordic Art Center, Xiamen. Fransson is represented in the collections of the Public Art Agency Sweden, the art association of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Region Kronoberg, and the County Council in Kalmar Län. In 2022, she received a one-year working grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Pauline Fransson in the studio, Pukeberg. Image courtesy of Markus Åkesson.
Pauline Fransson, 2022. Egg tempera and oil on canvas. 70x50 cm. Image courtesy of Berg Gallery and the artist.
Pauline Fransson, 2022. Egg tempera and oil on canvas. 140x110 cm. Image courtesy of Berg Gallery and the artist.