Christopher Derek Bruno


Graffiti, Installation, Painting, Murals

Christopher Derek Bruno
Christopher Derek Bruno
October 23, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Christopher Derek Bruno is a Georgia-born artist whose work explores the line between the object and the image of the object in the mind. He plays with perspective and basic, familiar shapes, creating pieces that fuse art and craftsmanship, design and optical illusions. By mixing basic color palette, with clean, geometrical lines, and his fine carpenter skills, Bruno organizes 2D planes into 3D forms creating a platform for a peculiar, almost interactive, spectating experience. Using minimal color and simple shapes, his works are nearly impossible to capture on still image.

Lenticular Composition

Lenticular composition #2 - Neither Here Nor There - 2012
C.D.Bruno – Lenticular composition #2 – Neither Here Nor There – 2012

In his recent series of works the artist simplifies systematically elements that catch his eye such as a dress or sneaker into colour shape, line and finish, reconstructs them in photoshop then build panels on what he terms his assembly line that become an Art Object.

Mural by Christopher Derek Bruno

Mural installed in Dolby s San Francisco headquarters - 3 dimensional work
C.D.Bruno – Mural installed in Dolby s San Francisco headquarters

Bruno was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his artistic career in the late 90s when he was as a kid on the streets, introduced to graffiti. In 2003 he got interested in industrial design and went to college to study it. Looking for professional challenges, he moved to Portland cultivating his approach to the design/fabrication of furniture, and sculpture based imagery.

After an invitation to exhibit at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle in 2010 he started thinking more towards his professional opportunities in this type of artistic expression.

Passing through Gates

Passing through Gates mural - Atlanta, Georgia - 2013 - dimensional - home
C.D.Bruno – Passing through Gates mural – Atlanta, Georgia – 2013

His work has been included in many collective exhibitions throughout the United States and beyond including Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Show in March 2015, and Shapeshifters and Sharpshooters in July, 2015, both at the 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco; Space//Squared in May 2014 at White Walls Gallery, SF; Three the Hard Way at Breeze Block Gallery in November 2013.

His solo shows include A Second held at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle in August 2014, and most recently at 886 Geary Gallery in SF.

The artist is represented by 999Contemporary in Rome, Italy.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Color SpaceCompound Gallery, PortlandGroup
2016Art Papers AuctionAtlantaGroup
2015Here And There And Then And Now886 GEARY, San FranciscoSolo
2015Walk&Talk Azores, ResidencySan Muguel Island, AzoresGroup
2015Shapeshifters And Sharpshooters886 GEARY, San FranciscoGroup
2015Graffuturism 5Yr.886 GEARY, San FranciscoGroup
2015Art Papers AuctionAtlantaGroup
201412X12WhiteWalls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2014ArtmosphereArtPlay, MoscowGroup
2014A SecondFlatcolor Gallery, SeattleSolo
2014Living Walls Conference, MuralAtlantaSolo
2014Space-SquaredWhite Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2014A Major MinorityFirst Ammendment Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2014Art Papers AuctionMason Murer Fine Art, AtlantaGroup
2013Most OddinismART BASEL, MiamiGroup
2013Three The Hard WayBreezeBlock Gallery, PortlandGroup
2013Art On The Beltline, InstallationAtlantaSolo
2013The Sum Is Whole Than The Parts Of Its MoreSchau Fenster Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013Wider Than A PostcardBreezeBlock Gallery, PortlandGroup
2013Living Walls Concepts, MuralEast Atlanta VillageSolo
2013Art Papers AuctionMason Murer Fine Art, AtlantaGroup
2012Art BaselThe Fountain, MiamiGroup
2012GraffuturismSoze Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2012Space-FormBreezeBlock Gallery, PortlandGroup
2012Futurism 2.0Gamma Proforma, LondonGroup
2012Tmlb With Drew Tyndell And Ben NiznikCompound Gallery, PortlandGroup
2012Seeks ProofFlatcolor Gallery, SeattleSolo
2011Does Work Pt.2, InstallationThe Firm, SeattleSolo
2011Does Work, InstallationThe Firm, SeattleSolo
2011Living Walls, Exhibition And MuralAtlantaGroup
2011Artopia, InstallationSeattleSolo
2011Letter-FormFlatcolor Gallery, SeattleGroup
2010Cut Paper With Drew TyndellFlatcolor Gallery, SeattleGroup
2009Artopia, InstallationSeattleSolo