BK DIECI

About

About the Artist

Brooke Krumbeck goes by the pseudonym BK DIECI and is an emerging artist and designer working across a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, textiles and fashion.

Beginning with the traditional medium of drawing, BK DIECI transforms her dreams and nightmares into intimate digital and painted playgrounds. BK DIECI wants to bring her array of thoughts, imagery and characters together to explore these relationships, their impact and the forms they inhabit beyond the canvas. Laden with sexual undertones, mythical creatures, exotic environments and human flesh these dystopic worlds delve into her precarious fantasies. Amid the furore of vibrant colours are dark, sinister nuances harnessed in dripping bodily fluids, bloody tear stains, disjointed limbs and appropriated faces. Inspired by natural environments, wildlife and the associated patterns derived from their forms BK DIECI combines these with her obsession of pop culture. From living among the quirky streets of Tokyo that ooze colour, sexuality and disdain for the ordinary to the intricacies of western comic book characters, hyper-real fantasies and video games.

Recently, Brooke (separating herself from her alter ego BK DIECI) has begun work on a new artistic venture called “Brookinha”, which is intended to be a bespoke garment and homewares collection that is ethically handcrafted by the artist herself. The designs for the new collections will be developed from the artist’s current art practice and feature motifs derived from nature and strikingly feminine in nature. The collection is to be launched in 2018.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions
2016 - Nothing's Ever What It Seems, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2016 - Lucid Fantasies, The Makery, Sydney
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 - Kaleido Magazine Launch 4, The Commune, Sydney
2017 - VizbiPlus Challenge, Spunky Bruiser, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2017 - Reclaim the Night, Freda's Bar, Sydney
2017 - Undergarments, 107 Projects, Sydney
2017 - How We Roll Stayfly Exhibition, Bondi Beach Burrito, Sydney
2017 - The Beholders Eye, Gallery Aurora, Summer Hill, Sydney
2016 - Dystopia, Tortuga Studios, Sydney
2016 - MCA Zine Fair, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2016 - 'A Virtual Reality', Gallery 448, Dulwich Hill, Sydney
2016 - Paste Invaders, Art Not Apart Festival, Westside Acton Park, Canberra
2015 - UNSW Art & Design Annual - Three Point Turn, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney
2015 - Paste Modernism,  aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney
2015 - Loco Project, Glebe, Sydney
2015 - In The Night Garden: Dark Circus, Tortuga Studios, Sydney
2015 - The Other Art Fair, Central Park, Chippendale, Sydney 
2015 - Finalist, The Lloyd Rees Youth Memorial Award, Gallery Lane Cove, Centrehouse, Sydney
2014 - Contemporary’s Contemporaries, The Rocks Pop-Up, Sydney
 
Festivals & Events
2017 - Rosenthal Project, Lane Cove, Sydney
2017 - Trash Art Installation, Horizon Festival, Sunshine Coast
2017 - BadGirl Garden Live Painting, SlyFox Enmore, Sydney
2017 - The Beholders Eye Mural Edition, Marrickville, Sydney
2017 - Mixtape Live Art Fundraising Event, Marrickville, Sydney
2016 - BEAMS Arts Festival, Chippendale, Sydney
 
Grants
2015 - ARC @ UNSW Art & Design Grant
 
Media & Publications
2017 - Kaleido Magazine Issue 4
2017 - Artwhore, 26 January 2017, 'Art Talk - Brooke Krumbeck aka 'BK DIECI'', Josh Griffiths
2016 – The Right Space Project, November 2015, Roje Augustin & Linda Ung
2015 - North Shore Times, 21 August, Lifestyle, 'Drawing on her Dreams', Cassandra Briedis
 
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