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David Crunelle is a multidisciplinary artist from Brussels, Belgium, mainly developing his work in visual art, photography and graphic design.
He has been teaching visual communication and photography in higher education for nearly 10 years. He works as art director in a communication agency and he is also a stock photographer for Getty.
Winner of several graphic design competitions between 2009 and 2013, he is the author of many artworks for which he was recently nominated by the Music Industry Awards.

Jury’s favorite of the Parcours d’Artistes in Saint-Gilles in 2014 with his project "Stapletown", he was then noticed for his exhibition "Psychedelic Constructivism" the same year.
The House of Cultures opened its doors for his "Kaiju Superstar" series in May 2015 .

He presented his last series "FOLK" in September 2016 and is currently working on an installation exhibit entitled "Paradis Artificiels" ("Artificial Paradises") scheduled for 2018.
He is member of the collective Eugène Chimères.

David was born , lives and works in Brussels.
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INTERVIEW WITH COLLAGE ARTIST, DAVID CRUNELLE
May 3, 2016 by Joey Souza

"How did you get started doing what you do? I’ve been doing artsy stuff for a while without taking it really seriously. In 2014, I was under severe medication for several months, a period of my life that affected my judgment on many things. I decided to radically stop medication and use the weaning period of 3 months to start a brand new project in collage, a technique I’ve never done before. The goal was to work seriously, at a bigger scale, away from computers, and to involve myself in the pieces I wanted to create. How would you describe your creative style? Nervous, plain, psychedelic and vibrant. Some find it scary and tortured but I completely disagree.

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« Parcours atypique que celui de David Crunelle, patron d’une boîte de communication aux entreprises sans aucune formation artistique qui s’est, à force d’expérimentations et d’heures de travail, créé un style et un univers quasi directement reconnaissables. Pour faire ses armes, il s’achète tout d’abord un appareil photo, part à New York, puis expose son travail. Les premiers retours positifs sont là. Mais cela ne va pas assez loin pour lui et il décide donc de détourner des images de pin-ups en zombie ou des citations de groupes de punk en design graphique. De quoi se faire la main pour son propre job, mais aussi de s’améliorer techniquement et de tester les différents matériaux. Suivront aux détours de 2013 deux projets qui vont changer la donne. Le premier très ludique se nomme Pizza is The Moonwalk of Food série graphique hilarante sur des citations avec le mot « pizza » et la seconde intitulée Stapletown faite de constructions de villes miniatures à partir de toutes les fournitures qui trainent sur son bureau : agrafes, capsules de café, piles,… Une série qui va taper dans l’œil des organisateurs du Parcours d’Artistes mais également de nombreux followers sur Tumbl et Instagram qui iront même jusqu’à lui envoyer des fournitures depuis l’autre bout de la planète…»
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« Grâce à l’efficacité d'Yves - le boss du label Waste My Records – nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer David Crunelle, le talentueux Bruxellois qui a conçu l'artwork de la pochette de Bed Rugs. Une rencontre inédite vu que c’est la première fois que nous avons la chance de rencontrer aussi bien des membres du groupe que la personne de l’ombre qui conçoit la pochette. »
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THEY BREATH - « Psychedelic Constructivism »

by ARCANGELO PIRILLO, DAMIANO PERRI
& TIMOTHÉE SEMPELS
French / English

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Saint-Gilles
Huit siècles d'histoire[s].
1216-2016
Picqué Charles (préface) Patrimoine régional