Thursday, 24 November 2011
ALine 117 by Anna Bruder
From Dalston Superstore:
Anna Bruder’s ALine 117 exhibition will take you back to a childlike state of mind by transforming the original interior into
a solely black and white illustrated world.
Thick black marker pen out lines, set against a white backdrop, illustrates Anna’s world of naïve yet humorous and clever representation of domesticity and every day life.
A playful environment is created reminiscent of simplistic youth.
A contemporary pop artist, with touches of the graffiti and graphic image likened to Keith Haring and Jean Paul Basquiat, Bruder utilises her experience and great skill in set design and prop-making to create an enchanting and charismatic world.
ALine 117 is the first exhibition of this series of works from Bruder, her intent is to develop her ‘world’ in any given context, whether it be a gallery, an old bus or a school in Zambia. The 2D monochromatic adventure begins!
About Anna Bruder
Anna Bruder is an artist, Theatre Designer and prop maker who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004. For over 8 years Anna has worked in the world of theatre, not only practicing as a highly skilled prop maker for London's leading musicals, but also designing and building awe inspiring sets and installations for productions at The Young Vic, travelling productions with the ETO and many more theatre based institutions. This has seen her work alongside some of the best-known directors and designers in the country.
Community and rehabilitation projects have had a large presence in her career so far, working with children, youths with learning disabilities and criminal offenders young and adult. To bring theatre design and opportunities to schools, prisons, and youth groups across the country. Throughout the last ten years Bruder has been building a strong reputation based on her own work, filling spaces large and small with unique installations and other creations that have been exhibited not only in a theatrical context but in both traditional gallery settings and unconventional spaces.
MMU presents Kingdom, a collective of artists
Artists: Noel Basualdo, Anna Bruder, Daveen Chi, Joanna Johnson, Tomas Lewis, Jolene
Lin, Alex Noble, Pinky, Moses Powers, Anna Trevelyan, Rai Royal, Scott Webster,
Cordelia Weston, Saskia Wickins, Martin Wollerstam, Emma Gibson
“Welcome to our Kingdom; sit on the throne of my dreams and be my King''.
''I will show you our territory, walk you through our empire and expose our possessions.
This is our kingdom: our realm of action and control. Our beliefs, our obsessions, our
thoughts, our way...”
MMU signifies a higher consciousness of love and enlightenment, adverse to status and
materialistic values. Stay true to yourself, embrace your passions, don't judge and don't
question yourself. Learn from tragedies, accept torment and embrace enchantment. We
open our minds to all new experiences, and to generate our dreams into existence.
MMU stands for an awareness and understanding of bringing artists together with the
vision to amalgamate our passions and fantasies. We believe in alchemy, we believe in
altruism and we believe in making art to teach and to cultivate freedom of expression.
We represent our childhood dreams; finding yourself with open hearts and minds through
new unworldly magical experiences. We are MMU.
Our mission is to bring people together, to nourish their potential and to set themselves
‘Note from the Dalston Superstore curatorial team’
‘Kingdom’ is the debut exhibition from MMU, a collective of artists from many different
backgrounds, ranging from illustration, installation, fashion, photography, sculpture,
painting and styling, collating to produce works under the concept that is Kingdom.
Keeping close to passion, spirituality and optimism, MMU are introducing another way
of looking creatively at the world, raising awareness for an alternative path to future