"Eclectic visual therapy through color, shape and texture."
Los Angeles-based artists Alexis Branger and Devin Andersen form the collaborative practice ABDA Collective. Their abstract work focuses on layers of texture, color, and industrial material studies to create visually dynamic compositions that transcend two-dimensionality and focus on physicality. Alexandra (Alexis) Branger is a first-generation Los Angeles native with roots in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Caracas, Venezuela. Devin Andersen is a Los Angeles transplant from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They met while pursuing a BFA in Industrial Design (Branger) and a BFA with an emphasis on Studio Arts Painting (Andersen) at Otis College of Art & Design.
After graduating, Branger began working in the motion picture and television industry as a painter and set designer. Subsequently transitioning her trade-skills to focus on fine arts through solo and collaborative projects.
Out of college, Devin was the co-owner and curator of The Barber Shop Art Space, an artist-run project space in the West Adams area of Los Angeles, from 2013 to 2015. He then pursued his interest in commercial design and fabrication by working as a construction coordinator, fabricator, and installer for fine artists, photographers, and film productions, while continuing his fine art practice.
Branger and Andersen work side by side in the production industry as well as in their personal art practice. Their fascination with process and playing with different materials is the initial driving force in their work. ABDA Collective applies commercial fabrication and production techniques to fine art, creating works that amplify the sum of their parts.
In recent years, they have shown with galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Mexico City.