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Viki Berg

Tufting

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Viki Berg is a tufting artist.

She has always been interested in art. But she began her career as a manager of an independent theater, with unique performances in Kharkiv where comes from. She admires contemporary art, mixed media in different directions most of all. She makes carpets by hand using a tufting technique. This technique allows one to make art of varying complexity and transfer an image to the fabric.

She created carpets in collaboration with artists, street artists, and designers. She also creates her own works in collage style. Viki`s collaborative art works can be found in various countries and cities in private collections, as well as at the Center Culturel d'Ukraine en France exhibition in Paris. Here is what she does using this technique:

 

- creates your unique art object

- mixes old and new techniques and materials;

- combines different styles in one work such as inscriptions, fringe, pompoms;

- forms different shapes and sizes;

- creates art objects;

- makes different levels of complexity and detail of the image;

- uses different lengths of pile, which allows you to add volume to the carpet.

 

The artists who worked with her were always delighted, as it allows you to see their work from a different angle, which you can touch, feel every thread and texture. The carpet is a familiar element of the interior, but tufting allows you to make an art object that can complement any space and add a special atmosphere.

Tufting is difficult to work with, but very interesting, because of the possibility of changing the way of transfering the art piece. This allows one to work with any means of art. In this process Viki’s favorite part is filling the elements with flowers.

For the first time Viki Berg saw the tufting technique at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, and she has been creating carpets in this technique for a year and a half in her hometown of Kharkiv. Due to the war in Ukraine she had to leave her workshop with all the necessary materials. And move to Berlin. But she really wants to meet new artists who will be interested in collaboration and see their work in the style of tufting.