Max Streicher

l r 13 of 28 works

Ashwamedh, 2008

Nylon Spinnaker

30 x 30 feet

Generally inflatables are an expression of naive optimism. In an art context they signal popular culture, anti-art and irony, I play with and against these expectations. The movement of air within them recalls our own sensation of breath – and of breathlessness. Thus, the force that animates the work is the same elemental, powerful and tenuous force that animates us. These works are as much about absence and vulnerability as they are about the robust occupation of space. My work with the inflatable medium is about moving the viewer from a playful and ironic headspace toward a physical connection to his or her most vital forces. - Max Streicher