Type Crazy: A Solo Exhibition of Works by Andrea von Bujdoss AKA Queen Andrea

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Opening Reception August 13th, 2013 at 7pm

Exhibition open for viewing: August 13th –September 22nd, 2013

Type Crazy, a solo exhibition of paintings, prints, and collage works by graffiti artist and typographer Andrea von Bujdoss AKA Queen Andrea, is inspired by the artist’s endless love for typography and graffiti letterforms. With a visual language that is consistently bold and bombastic, Andrea’s new works serve as intricate and intense explorations of geometry, color, and form.  Her custom, hand-drawn typography expresses a full range of styles—including sign painting, script, and vintage advertisement lettering—spelling out lyrics from popular rap songs by artists such as Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jeru the Damaja. Featured in this exhibition is Andrea’s new series of collage works—ripped, torn, and pasted together into energetic compositions—which will invite the viewer to find typographic messages referring to the vibrancy and creative flavor of urban life.

The excitement, color, diversity and crazy energy of city life, and especially graffiti, is where Andrea finds her creative inspiration. Renegade cutting-edge art forms, brash subcultures and lifestyles that have sprang forth from an ever-changing urban metropolis give her the visual stimulus, the guts, and the urge to create and innovate. Her artistic style is influenced as much by her love of typography as it is themes of urban life, female superheroes, fame, the advertising age, the golden age of Hip Hop, funk and rap music, geometry, cartooning, symbolism, sign painter lettering, bling, diamonds and bright lively color.

Andrea von Bujdoss AKA Queen Andrea is a New York City based fine artist, illustrator, self-taught graffiti artist, and graphic designer. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design, Andrea has worked for worldwide brands and has been featured in major art shows, toy shows, magazines, books, fashion lines and brand collaborations. She has also curated and exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally, and is currently focusing on national and international solo exhibitions.

For more about Andrea’s work, visit superfreshdesign.com

For more information about the exhibition, please contact the curator at eileen.quaranto@stonybrook.edu

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