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- Percussion, Paradiso, pop, pornography, PVC, pussycats
- Colourful and richly illustrated book on the work of one of the most innovative and unique contemporary Dutch artists
- Award Dutch Best Book Designs 2004

Author: Sven Lütticken
Contributors: Berend Strik, Hans van Houwelingen, Petra Blaisse, Adam Kalkin, One Architecture
Design: Thonik

2004, Valiz | supported by Fonds BKVB, Mondriaan Stichting, Stichting Harten Fonds, Stichting Herinneringsfonds Vincent van Gogh, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds | hardcover | <128 pp. | 27,5 x 22,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-80818-53-8


Berend Strik (Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1960) is mostly known for his embroideries, which are often based on photographs. In these works, the softness and gossamer quality of the material usually contrasts with the harshness of the subjects – pornography, for instance. Strik’s oeuvre spans the most diverse array of themes: carnival clubs, cloned sheep, same-sex marriage, new born babies, working mothers, love. In addition to embroidery, Strik makes use of a wide variety of media, including photography, video, stained glass, sculptures and architectonic installations. Body Electric charts Strik’s multi-faceted work. The book was conceived in close collaboration with artist and art historian/critic Sven Lütticken and with Thonik, graphic designers in Amsterdam.

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