Sister - 2022: David Breuer-Weil Presented by City of Sculpture and E&R Cyzer
David Breuer-Weil, famed for his monumental solo shows and known mostly for working in Bronze, this work is his first in polished stainless steel. With Sister Breuer Weil’s, wanted to bring a spiritual element and light in this tribute to his sister, who has lived and worked as a teacher in Jerusalem for over three decades. Breuer-Weil
was born in London, a painter as well as a sculptor who studied under Henry Moore’s assistant Shelley Faussett.
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, sculpture, 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 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 I, Visitor II 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, 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 II 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, and in 2023 Breuer-Weil’s sculpture Sister was installed in Hanover Square, London.
A film about the artist, The King of Nerac, directed by Annie Sulzberger, was 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 invites big screen play”. Skira published the monograph David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary in 2011, and in 2020 Gli Ori (Italy) published David Breuer-Weil Golden Drawings. Breuer-Weil lives and works in London.
Text: David Breuer-Weil