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Wind's Up 2011 | Murals by Anuli Croon
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Image credit: Photography: Anuli Croon, André Dekker
Wind's Up 2011 | Murals by Anuli Croon
Wind's Up 2011 | Murals by Anuli Croon
Wind's Up 2011 | Murals by Anuli Croon

Wind's Up 2011 - Murals

Featured In Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Wind’s Up, mural, 410 x 190 cm, 2011. Realization by Mineur.
Commissioned by Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Rotterdam, Havensteder, Sonor.
– Witte Zwaanhof / Zwaanshals, Oude Noorden, Rotterdam.

Since the turn of the century, the 'Old North' district in Rotterdam has been subject to a transformation. Squares are being done up and old premises renovated. And while this old-working class area is given a facelift, the Rotterdam Centre of Visual Art has developed an art project in conjunction with Havensteder and Sonor.
It is all about the ornamental frames. These are usually found on blank walls of 19th-century premises. In the last century artists successfully made out a case for using these advertising locations for paintings and eventually, in 2011, new paintings were made inside six frames and an existing painting was restored.

One of the new works is a painting made by Rotterdam-based artist Anuli Croon, on the corner of Witte Zwaanhof and Zwaanshals.
Croon paints city dwellers: her mechanical-looking lines, the industrial areas and patterns and hard colours are far apart from any form of nature. The hair of the characters is blowing round their blue or brilliantly white faces in a cartoonish manner.
Croon's work looks as if it has been made by computer, rather than by hand. Perfectly in tune with a city like Rotterdam, these figures have been depicted monumentally and spectacularly. They almost seem to burst out of the frames.

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Item Wind's Up 2011
Created by Anuli Croon
As seen in Witte Zwaanhof, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Anuli Croon is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

a b o u t m y w o r k _
Patterns, hands, attitudes, objects, pieces of furniture, colours, gestures, mouths, clothing, hair styles, noses and eyes are disconnected and made autonomous. This way I can cause the elements with their antipodal meanings to move among one another. Contrasts such as stagnation and movement, reflection and stress, the great rhythm and detail are thus brought together.

m a t e r i a l _ t r a n s f o r m a t i o n
I make my paintings as well as my works on paper (including those in copies) with the help of paint rollers, small brushes, Scotch tape, ruler, home-made stencils and stamps. For materials I use gesso, matt acrylic paint, fluorescent paint, metallic paint and crayons.
The handwriting has no touch. The material is framed by tape, stencils and ruler. The texture is matt - except where metallic paint has been applied - and looks more like textile than paint.
This springs from the idea to develop my own imagery from an analytical and detached modus operandi, in which the diversity of my artistic interests can be incorporated.

c o m m i s s i o n s
In addition to my autonomous work in my studio _ paintings and work on paper _ I design in close consultation with the client for the public space in the technology that the situation requires; such as , mural_wall painting, wall-filling textile panels. glass applications/glassappliqué... Each work and each design is unique for the location.

m o n o g r a p h y
Jap Sam Books published the monograph 'Anuli Croon | Life patterns_Life patterns, Made in Rotterdam 1999 - 2015'.