Quadriga

Max Streicher
2007

Horses embody a kind of grace and power that humans can only envy. Depicted in art, they have long represented our reaching for the transcendent. Streicher’s work with the horse image emerged out of an interest in expressions of the metaphysical as seen in the work of Giorgio de Chirico or Salvador Dali, both of whom depicted horses and both with reference to classical sculpture. For all their monumental presence Streicher’s works are but delicate skins filled with air and thus are more like fleeting metaphysical phantoms.

 

Biography

Max Streicher is a sculptor and installation artist from Alberta, Canada, now residing in Toronto. Since 1989 he has worked extensively with inflatable technology in kinetic sculptures and installation works. In 2007 Streicher was a presenter at “Take a Deep Breath”, a Symposium hosted by the Tate Modern, London, UK. He has shown widely across Canada and internationally in museums, public galleries and cultural festivals. Streicher’s inflatable works are in the collections of museums such as the Albertina Museum in Vienna, The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick and The Art Gallery of Windsor, in Ontario.

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