Drawing his inspiration from the histories of art, cinema and popular culture, Derek
Brunen's work investigates complex questions around memory, consciousness,
knowledge and belief. He attempts to locate these discussions within his own
experience, while duration and disappearance have also emerged as essential
themes throughout much of his practice. Ranging from video and performance to
photography and sculpture, Brunen’s work pays special attention to problems of
representation, particularly those surrounding the classical figure/ground relationship
and contemporary production/reception debates.
Recent exhibitions include: "The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology", Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2013), "In Search Of...", Academy Minerva and the Christian Reformed Church (Groningen and Nieuwe Beerta, NL, 2012), "Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions", Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2012), "Rapid Waking", ZINGERpresents (Amsterdam, 2011) and "Don’t Come if You Care", Sils Project Space (Rotterdam, 2011).
Home From Work
Looking For My Bike...
Gloves (From Above)
Problems 1 and 2
The Other Side of Nothing
Double or Nothing
It Wouldn't Be Easy
Show and Tell