Text/authors: Sophie Berrebi, Matthijs Bouw, Laurie Cluitmans, Antje von Graevenitz, Laura van Grinsven, Gertrud Sandqvist, Berend Strik
isbn: 978-90-78088-27-1   ..  € 29,50  .. buy book

A thick Strik book offering a wide variety of different perspectives on the work. more
The work of Berend Strik (Nijmegen 1960) is situated in a twilight zone in terms of discipline. The basis consists of photos (either found or taken by Strik) which have been modified with threads, gauze and other materials. 'Strik’s embroideries are […] a drastically muted painting which is completely infiltrated by the conditions of generic, post-disciplinary art. It is irreversibly improved, muted almost beyond recognition.' more
Sven Lütticken, in: Berend Strik, Body Electric
The starting point of Thixotropy are the embroidered photos, as a point of entry for grasping the meanings of the entire oeuvre. Texts by others and by Berend Strik himself analyse and interpret a range of different perspectives, aspects and strategies. These texts are interlaced with a good deal of seductive visual material so that the reader can enjoy this playful overview of the particular visual idiom and layeredness of Berend Strik’s oeuvre. back
Berend Strik, Thixotropy: Transfixed, Stitched Photographs
Graphic Design: Thonik ..256 pages.. 24 x 17 cm .. hardcover.. English/Dutch .. supported by: Fonds BKVB together with. Galerie Fons Welters, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke