Tanja Bruckner and Steve Tierney pervert the aesthetics of fashion photography by cross breeding form with content. The shapes are the familiar curves of the human body stretched taut and idealised. The contents are the hair, flesh, and body parts that reflexively constitute the fashion image inescapable in our culture. 

 

The artists combine these common ingredients into objects that cut against and defy the autonomic effects of envy, avarice, and hyper sexualised desire that are their universal production in popular culture. 

 

At once highly sensuous and cold as the cut of an image of human flesh, here is familiarity copulating with alienation, monsters of pure humanness. Objects that are animals and animals that are objects. 

 

The result is not a moral tale, sermonising on the sins of the flesh. It is a revelation of the violent forces that these images both repress and release.

 

Alex Wisser

Creative Director

Cementa Inc.

BIOS

 

Tanja Bruckner is an established photographer, videographer and production assistant. She has extensive commercial photography experience including collaborations with some of Australia’s most talented creatives.

 

She has a unique eye for the extraordinary. A passion for social justice has seen her work on stills and film projects within the arts, news and current affairs and documentary film making. 

 

Web: www.tanjabruckner.com

Email: tanja@tanjabruckner.com

Instagram: @tanjabruckner

Stephen Tierney graduated design and illustration at Sydney Graphics College in 1996. As a mixed media artist he works primarily in the technique of paper collage and is influenced by social and political imagery of 1940’s and 50’s magazines, cinema poster art, social issues and gender stereotypes and definitions. 

 

Tierney has exhibited artwork in solo and group shows internationally, including Australia, Mexico, Japan, USA and Italy. He is currently a member of the Sydney Collage Society.

Web: www.stevetierneycollage.com

Email: info@stevetierneycollage.com

Instagram: @steve__tierney

EXHIBITIONS

March 2021            Idolatry, Canteen Gallery, Chippendale NSW

February 2021       Join The Dots Window Gallery. Marrickville, NSW

January 2021        SUBVERTED EXPECTATION, (group exhibition) WAYOUT Space, Kandos, NSW

 

July 2020               KAOS Festival of Contemporary Collage, Kranj, Slovenia 

 

February 2020       Collage, Photography & the Body, FProjects Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria

 

October 2019         NOW Contemporary Art Prize (Finalist), Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW

September 2019    Collagistas Festival, Brussels Belgium

August 2019           Inner West EDGE Festival, (Featured artists) Marrickville NSW.

May 2019               PASTE UP! International collage festival, Mexico City, Mexico

 

November 2018     Reflected Installation, Taller Espacio Alternativo, Oaxaca, Mexico

October 2018         Encuentros con la nada, (group exhibition) Ex Hacienda San José, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

July 2018               Reflected, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, NSW

EDITORIAL

Artists in Lockdown Interview – David Archbold curator – July 2020 

The Standard Newspaper, Warrnambool – February 2020

Grass-Fires Magazine Interview – Issue #1 February 2019

The Weird Show Interview – January 2019

Sucedio Newspaper, Oaxaca Mexico – November 2018

KOLAJ Magazine – July 2018