featuring Christopher Derek Bruno, Benjamin Niznik and Drew Tyndell
TMLB.p.II T.M.L.B. (Taking My Life Back) featuring Christopher Derek Bruno, Benjamin Niznik and Drew Tyndell is both a group/collective, and state of mind that seeks to grab hold of time and maneuver through distractions. Not in the sense of waving a white flag on the present, nor a red, white, and blue flag. This flag of your design. It stands for taking care of your life and time and doing N0W what you truly want with it. Re·Treat can be thought of as a double reward, a second pleasant gift. Some of the best gifts are intangible like time, seeing and being with people you love, reminiscing, and basking in nature. Walk the tracks with us through the narrow passageway: reset, refocus, and regroup. See what lies behind the last lit doorway that might propel you in a different direction. Think about life in a different way; Escape from your shell... Re·Treat, and maneuver yourself to the last door at the end of the narrow hallway and ENTER !!
About the Artists
Since his education in industrial design, Christopher Derek Bruno has moved about the United States as a practicing maker of imagery, sculpture, and furniture. Currently residing in Seattle Washington, his recent work represents an ongoing analysis of the cognitive visual experience.
Portland-based Drew Tyndell is the creative director of his own studio, Computer Team, which specializes in 2D hand–drawn and stop-motion animations. He’s also an accomplished artist in the more traditional sense of the word. Drawing on inspirations like abstract expressionism and his upbringing as a homebuilder’s son, Tyndell got his start in the art world by creating a series of 2D geometric paintings executed on pieces of scrap wood that mimicked architectural structures.
Benjamin Niznik artistry often surfaces in a childlike sense, representing the realms of imagination existing within us all. His interests include technology, research, books, letterforms, color, culture, communication, form, travelers, exploring, short–cuts, nature, poems, text, information, process, objects, drawing, energy, souls, friendships, function, formation, lines, pictures, painting, life times, positivity, personalities, comedy, family, music, outdoors, opposites, sports, running, walking, swimming, balance, and contemporary art.