Forrer’s tapestries, paintings, and works on paper are at once fantastic and brutally honest, cartoonish and harrowing. Her work is a searing exploration of conflict, which she perceives as being the very core of all relationships, human as well as throughout the natural world. Forrer’s visual language is rooted in the folkloric, yet the raw emotion and essential truths revealed are blatant and undeniable. Each work by the artist presents an Id-driven ecosystem, synthesizing need, hatred, fear, jealousy, and violence into a battle of bodies, instincts, and wills.
Christina Forrer (b. 1978, Zürich) lives and works in Los Angeles. Selected solo exhibitions include Christina Forrer, Luhring Augustine, New York (2019); Grappling Hold, Swiss Institute, New York (2017); Cat Lady, The Finley, Los Angeles (2016) and Christina Forrer, Grice Bench, Los Angeles (2014). Group exhibitions include Midtown, Lever House, New York (2017); Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Some Masks, Grice Bench, Los Angeles (2015); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis (2015); and Made in L.A. 2020: A Version, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA (2020-2021). She is the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant (2014).