Christina Niederberger deploys wit and an eclectic use of materials to explore the rhetoric of modernism and artistic styles that have gone out of fashion, reinterpreting them for a contemporary painting practice. ‘Experimenting with a range of materials that do not traditionally belong to painting, my work plays with well-worn clichés and ornament in the interfaces between high art and popular culture as well as high art and design. Subverting both sides of these binaries which are traditionally conceived as irreconcilable opposites, my paintings resist stylistic homogenization and are probing the limits of painterly expression and taste.’
Christina Niederberger gained an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College and a practise-based PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Christina received the Warden’s Purchase Prize from Goldsmiths College, an A.H.R.C. Award and 2013 she was shortlisted for ’100 Painters of Tomorrow’. Her work is represented in public and private collections including Goldsmiths College, University of London, the Government Art Collection and, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland.