Posts In:

Publications

January 16, 2015 Publications
  • The Real Deal Vol 9 No 1 January 2011 “Art of the Desk” page 22
  • La Tribune -Valréas -(newspaper article) “Le Classique revisité de Bruce Thurman” May 29 2003
  • Valréas (newspaper article) – Expo Hotel d’Aultane 23 May 2002
  • Courrier des Metiers d’Art No. 196 “La Peinture-Objet pour ultimo Far-West” – March 2001
  • Infos Service – (newspaper) – expo Annie Wable – November 25 1999
  • L’Art Plein Cadre No 52 (magazine article “Bruce Thurman, L’architecte du Cadre” March 1999
  • Artos – Lyon – press release – Monique Moliere October 23 1998
  • Voix de Dimanche – Boulogne-sur-Mer – France – (newspaper article) – 15 December 1997
  • Infos Service – Boulogne-sur-Mer – France – (newspaper article) Galerie Annie Wable – December 11 1997
  • Pariscope-Magazine – “The Pillow Book” January 1997
  • L’Officiel des Spectacles (magazine) Cover Art – “Howard’s End” May 12 1992
  • Casavogue (Spain) article Bruce Thurman “painter” November 1990
  • Pariscope “Jusqu’au Bout de Monde” October 1991
  • Caluire Art Plastique (Newspaper) – article – Bruce Thurman at Gamard’s – paintings -September 27 1991
  • L’Officiel des Spectacles (magazine) – Cover art – “La Boheme” March 9 1988
  • Clap Magazine – article – “Histoire d’Afficher” film “ Deux Minutes de Soleil en Plus” May 1988
  • Strangled Magazine – article on painting – April 1986
  • VSD – MAGAZINE “Pourquoi Dieu n’aime pas les Femmes?” cover design and painting – Nov 19 1992

 

Tabloid Histories

January 16, 2015 Publications

Medias-TabloidHistories-1-Cover

Download the catalogue/pdf


Medias-video-TabloidHistories-v

See the Video

Confluences

January 16, 2015 Publications

Medias-Confluences-couv

Catalogue for the Exhibition “Confluences” in Blois March 2013

Download the catalogue/pdf

Saturnalia

January 16, 2015 Publications

Medias-Saturnalia-dec94-1-cover

Catalogue for the Exhibition “Saturnalia”
at Bert Quadvlieg Gallery – Roosteren Holland December 18, 1994

Download the catalogue/pdf

Graphic Design

January 16, 2015 Publications

Trained as an architect, I was also always close to the world of graphics and design. What a challenge to create an image or logo that literally ‘becomes’ — that stands in for the brand. Here Minimalism does indeed reign, and simplicity is king. My design for the logo of Open Hands Foundation tried to achieve this, with a simple ink spill/line, that could be interpreted alternatively as a sailing boat, a dove and even an open hand itself. Perhaps the main difference between design and art is to be found here: Design is by necessity conceptual and minimalist; Art operates on a higher plane of meaning and must embrace broader constituencies.

Book cover A.Audouard

Medias-Changer-la-vie-ok

Book cover A.Audouard

 

Medias-Exe_Audouard_couv

Book cover A.Audouard

Medias-Open-Hands-website2-1

Logo designed for OPEN HANDS LEGAL SERVICES New York 2012

Medias-Open-Hands---Logo2

 

Medias-vsd

VSD MAGAZINE “Pourquoi Dieu n’aime pas les Femmes?” cover design and painting – Nov 19 1992

Ida KUMMER

January 15, 2015 Critics

NOTEBOOKS: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

Bruce Thurman’s series of notebooks inhabit a world of storyboards and popular trash fiction.

 Thurman has crafted imaginary dossiers and archives, complete with binder rings, serving as evidence in the artist’s personal film noir. Each opened notebook reveals two randomly selected pages, containing quick sketches, magazine illustrations, personal notes, scribbled checklists, glossy portraits…the remains of an investigator’s day.

(more…)

Florence BELLAÏCHE

January 15, 2015 Critics

Bruce Thurman’s paintings trigger memories that were never really ours individually. Yet we seem to naturally make them our own: they belong to our collective consciousness, a dream-like universe of imaginary serials and thrillers haunted by beauties and beasts, sci-fi monsters and damsels in distress. A vision from another place and time, to be taken straight, no chaser.

(more…)

Antoine AUDOUARD

January 15, 2015 Critics

Multiple and disparate images, graphics, scribbled lists and notations all vie with one another on the pages of Thurman’s handmade notebooks: the gritty, the profane, the refined, the referential, all subjects are reduced to equal status on these worn-thin working pages. They are modern diptych-miniatures (mixed media on wood), and with their movable pages and changing compositions, are able to combine with elements of many styles (trompe l’oeil, figuration, expressionism, minimalism, constructivism, to name a few…) in defining the artist’s personal narrative.

(more…)

Interview Antoine Audouard

January 16, 2015 Interviews

Interview de Bruce Thurman par Antoine Audouard “Qu’il peigne les reflets ambrés d’un verre oublié sur un bar, le portrait-robot d’un suspect, ou le visage trop maquillé d’une strip-teaseuse sur le retour, Bruce Thurman nous propulse loin du cliché vers…

Radio Interview

January 16, 2015 Interviews

Interview - France Culture “Vivre Sa Ville” on June 17, 2007  “Paris Portraits” hosted by Sylvie Andreu (more…)