Swiss painter Christine Streuli (born 1975) celebrates riotous color and proliferating ornamentation in her large- scale canvases, somewhat akin to Beatriz Milhazes. Her paintings often extend into room-filling installations. This volume is the most extensive overview of her work yet published.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Text by Claudia Jolles, Roman Kurzmeyer, Deniz Pekermann, Carl Schroer, Madeleine Schuppli, Raimar Strange, Beat Wismer, Isabell Zürcher.
Streuli, who studied in Zurich and Berlin, makes painting a spectacle, makes it a sensation. Colorful and multi-leveled, experimental and large-scale, her canvases trumpet their medium's power. She seeks extreme artificiality and encourages forms and colors to collide abruptly. She avoids soothing transitions and yet (or perhaps therefore) generates amazing opulence. Streuli will represent Switzerland at the 2007 Venice Biennale.