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Title

Smash it

2013

Artist

Christine Streuli

Switzerland

1975 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2013
    Media categories
    Installation , Painting
    Materials used
    acrylic on canvas, with acrylic and lithograph on paper
    Dimensions
    display dimensions variable; canvas: 230.0 x 300.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Margrit Bachmann 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    137.2018
    Copyright
    © Christie Streuli

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  • About

    Born 1975 in Bern, Christine Streuli has exhibited widely in Europe since 2002. Her work first garnered international attention in 2007 when she represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale.

    Streuli is known for a boldly experimental approach to abstract painting, typically involving the dense layering of different painting techniques which often "spill" from the canvas into the exhibition space. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigous Fred-Thieler-Prize for Painting which was judged by artists Valerie Favre, Katharina Grosse and Gerwald Rockenshaub, and museum directors Udo Kittelman (Nationalgalerie, Berlin) and Thomas Kohler (Berlinische Galerie). The award paid tribute to Streuli's "calculated yet stridently overstated application of painterly techniques."

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Unpainting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Sep 2017–12 Aug 2018

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Christine Streuli, Look, 'Off the wall', pg.60-2, Sydney, May 2018-Jun 2018, 60, 62 (colour illus.).