Hidden - 2019: David Breuer-Weil

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David Breuer-Weil, Hidden - 2019 Presented by Galerie B Weil Location: 5 Old Bond Street

David Breuer-Weil, a London-born artist educated at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Clare College, Cambridge, is renowned for his monumental solo exhibitions and predominantly works with bronze.

However, his latest sculpture, "Hidden," created in 2019, diverges from this norm, utilising red Vatican marble. Breuer-Weil's "Hidden" encapsulates many of his artistic preoccupations, featuring a figure partially revealed within the marble's vein-like, flesh-like texture.  He describes the paradoxical nature of this work, where the marble suggests a timeless permanence contrasting with the transient nature of human flesh.

This sculpture embodies a breathing, emerging, mysterious presence, highlighting the artist's fascination with bringing streaked, coloured marble to life through carving.  Additionally, Breuer-Weil, who studied under Henry Moore's assistant Shelley Faussett, is also a painter, often infusing his works with deep philosophical reflections on life.

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About David Breuer-Weil (b. 1965)

David Breuer-Weil was born in London in 1965 and studied at Central Saint Martin's School of Art under Henry Moore's assistant, Shelley Fausset, and at Clare College, Cambridge.  Breuer-Weil is famed for his monumental solo shows of vast painted canvases referred to as the Projects.  'The Project' was held in 2001 at the Roundhouse, Camden; 'Project 2' was held at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower in 2003; 'Project 3' was then held in conjunction with the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in 2007 and at the beginning of 2013 'Project 4' was staged in The Vaults, Waterloo.  Alongside the Projects, Breuer-Weil continues to produce paintings, sculptures, and smaller-scale works on paper.

Breuer-Weil has emerged as one of the leading contemporary British sculptors, with iconic works such as Brothers and Alien, which have been displayed to great public and critical acclaim.  These powerful works have been installed in major public spaces in London, including Hampstead Heath, Hanover Square, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, and around the world.  Visitor, Visitor 2, and Alien were included in Sotheby's 2010, 2011, and 2013 Beyond Limits exhibitions at Chatsworth House.  His sculptures and two-dimensional works have been exhibited with the National Trust more recently.  In 2016-2017, Breuer-Weil exhibited alongside Edmund de Waal and Hans Coper at the Jewish Museum in London.  In June-July 2017, Christie's held a solo show of monumental Breuer-Weil sculpture that was held at various locations across London: Cavendish Square, St Pancras, Portman Square, and the Economist Plaza.  In the summer of 2018, a new monumental work, Flight, was installed into Marble Arch, and in 2019 Breuer-Weil's Visitor 2 was exhibited as part of The Child Within Me at the Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion, Istanbul, to coincide with the Istanbul Biennial.  Visitor V and Visitor I were installed in Berkeley Square, London, in 2022.

In 2023, Breuer-Weil's sculpture Sister was installed in Hanover Square, and Reflection Soho was permanently installed in Dean Street, Tottenham Court Road West, London.

A film about the artist, The King of Nerac, directed by Annie Sulzberger, premiered in 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, and in New York at the Lincoln Center.  Variety describes the film as delivering "a remarkably detailed study of one man's artistic process … his huge statues and canvases invite big screenplay".  Skira published the monograph David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary in 2011, and in 2020, Gli Ori (Italy) published David Breuer-Weil's Golden Drawings. Breuer-Weil lives and works in London.

Website: https://www.galeriebweil.com

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