Somewhere between A and B Paintings by Bruno Deroulede

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere Between A and B Oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm, 2014

Somewhere Between A and B Oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm, 2014

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere between A and B Installation

Somewhere between A and B

Paintings by Bruno Deroulede

 

Life is also what happens while we’re busy going from A to B. Bruno Deroulede paints people in their daily lives, caught between a memory and a promise, and sometimes struggling with the uncertainty of who they really are.

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Allen Saunders: Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

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My work explores identity, gregariousness and isolation in our contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from traditional portraiture and social realism, I usually paint anonymous individuals or groups, either in clothing that defines them or in a context that unifies them.

Clothing in general and uniforms in particular are to me a “tool” used to illustrate the complex relationship between the self and social identity.

I use photography as a source for my work but also as a symbol of the public gaze and of our image-driven culture. Underlying my work is the question of painting’s identity in relation to photography’s portrayal of our modern world.

I see the figures I paint in their ‘unique uniforms’ as individuals who strive to exist but evolve in a world where the need to be recognized as an individual collides with the need to belong.

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A graduate in Fine Arts from University of the Arts London, Bruno Deroulede explores identity and isolation in our image-driven culture. He paints portraits of individuals or groups, often using clothing to illustrate the complex relationship between the self and its social identity, and photography as a symbol of the public gaze. His figures in their ‘unique uniforms’ strive to exist but evolve in a world where the need to be recognized as an individual collides with the need to belong.

http://www.brunoderoulede.com/

http://www.wsimagazine.com/uk/diaries/agenda/arts/bruno-deroulede-somewhere-between-a-and-b_20131218153205.html#.UsyBQNHuPIU

http://www.cassone-art.com/art-news/2014/01/bruno-deroulede-travelling-from-a-to-b/

http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?l=1387273500

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