Visitor V - 2020: David Breuer Weil

Art in Mayfair David Breuer-Weil

Breuer-Weil's striking sculpture, Visitor V, has crash-landed on Park Lane, captivating public attention.  This piece, featuring two massive upturned feet, exemplifies the artist's intent to create an immediate and powerful sensory impact. "I am attacking the senses with this work as though fallen from the sky.  These are images of outsiders, arrivals from my personal imaginary universe," says Breuer-Weil.

Visitor V has already garnered significant media attention, being featured in The Times' "News in Pictures" and earning praise from Melanie McDonagh in the Evening Standard, who described it as an "extraordinary work of art in public spaces."

Breuer-Weil has established himself as one of the leading contemporary British sculptors with iconic works such as Brothers and Alien, which have received both public and critical acclaim.  His powerful sculptures are installed in major public spaces across London, including Hampstead Heath, Hanover Square, Grosvenor Gardens, and Marble Arch, as well as in various locations around the world.

Visitor V continues this tradition, adding a new dimension to Breuer-Weil's oeuvre.  By placing this otherworldly sculpture in a prominent public space, he invites viewers to engage with his work in a fresh and thought-provoking way.  Through Visitor V, Breuer-Weil challenges perceptions and evokes a sense of wonder and curiosity, solidifying his reputation as a master of contemporary public art.

Presented by Galerie B Weil


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.


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