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Berend Strik
DUTCH
SWIMMINGPOOL FRANSCHHOEK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
13
Berend Strik
DUTCH
SWIMMINGPOOL FRANSCHHOEK
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam

Berend Strik
B. 1960
DUTCH
SWIMMINGPOOL FRANSCHHOEK
2008
wire mesh, textile and embroidery on c-print on paper
145.5 x 216.5 / 57.28 x 85.24"
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Provenance

donated by the artist
courtesy: Tilton Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Some recent solo exhibitions
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen 2010, 'Berend Strik'
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam 2009, 'Thixotropy'
Tilton Gallery, New York 2008

Some recent group exhibitions
White Box, New York 2009, 'Towing the Line, Drawing Space'
Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke-Zoute 2008, 'New Media'
Museum of Arts & Design, New York 2007, 'Pricked: Extreme Embroidery'
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague 2006, 'Room with a view. De Bouwfonds kunstcollectie'

Literature

Selected publications
Sophie Berrebi [et al.], Berend Strik: Thixotropy, transfixed, stitched photographs, Amsterdam: Valiz 2009
Matilda McQuaid, Berend Strik: stitches in time, Amsterdam: Valiz/New York: Tilton Gallery 2008
Sven Lütticken, Berend Strik: body electric, Amsterdam: Valiz 2004

Selected public and corporate collections
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL • Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL • Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, NL • Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Collectie Koninklijke KPN, NL • Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL • Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen,

Catalogue Note

Over the past twenty years, Berend Strik has worked in different disciplines, ranging from sculpture and architecture to two-dimensional works. However, he is perhaps best known for the embroidered works he started making in the late 1980s. He bases this work on photographs from a family archive, books, magazines, or on images he encountered during his travels. He proceeds to stitch over these images, adding patches of fabric. Sometimes the photo is used in its entirety; sometimes images are combined as in a collage, integrated by the embroidery. The reproducibility of the photograph is reduced by the delicate stitching, transforming it to a more autonomous form. Strik alters the narrative, plays with historic atmospheres and art history clichés and uses autobiographical elements to express something he feels universal.
Swimmingpool Franschhoek is an image from photographs the artist has taken on his travels through Africa, documenting the people, architecture and post-colonial landscapes of the continent.

Berend Strik is a former advisor at the Rijksakademie, and was resident artist in 1986-1988. He won the 2nd prize of the 1987 Prix de Rome (NL), the Charlotte Köhler Prize (NL) in 1990  and the Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis (DE) in 1993.

www.berendstrik.nl

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

|
Amsterdam