Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kitsch With Dots


Works by Christina Niederberger have a feel of luxury about them. The comparison that comes to mind is a family with enough financial stability to thoroughly and inventively fix up the " nursery" for a new child. There's some sort of quiet exuberance going on here; a calculated happiness. But alas, it's all about kitsch. You can read her (pdf) Article Here.
I'm fascinated that when she attended the University of Bern from '81 to '89, her main subject was Psychology with secondary subjects being Pedagogy and Psychopathology.

Dots ? The woman does dots with abandon. They might look like doilies, candy, poker chips or waterlilies, but the effect is always captivating and happy. She has several subsets to her oeuvre, each with it's own charm. She's represented by Jill George Gallery. To see all her work just click on Paintings in the left menu, then click on her name and then you can click on any of the 5 years, listed. I think you'll be a little surprised by the variations in her endeavors..

You may also want to check out her Research Student Profile at Goldsmiths University of London.
Top images are from Jill George Gallery.
Bottom image from SwissInfo.

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