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b. 1970, Switzerland

Olaf Breuning Biography

Olaf Breuning is a Swiss born, New York based artist. After studying photography, Breuning began working across multiple media including sculpture, video, performance, installation, and drawing, creating works that often reference popular culture and are inherently kitsch in appearance.

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Breuning’s works are comprised of bright colours and are influenced by a number of diverse and eclectic sources. Informed by his own experiences. His work humorously reflects on his observation of human behaviour and interaction and contemporary cultural and political concerns. Breuning avoids divulging the deeper meanings behind his artistic endeavors and instead often chooses to create based solely on aesthetic appeal. His refreshing approach to his practice has led to him becoming internationally known.

Olaf Breuning’s recent exhibitions have included The Life at Metro Pictures, New York (2015); The HOME Trilogy at Metro Pictures, New York (2013); Human Nature at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2012); The Art Freaks at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011); and Life is a Wheel, Colour Studies at Kodama Gallery, Tokyo/Kyoto (2009). The artist’s work is held in collections at the Kunsthaus Zürich, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; the Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen; the Ellipse Foundation, Portugal; and the Collezione La Gaia, Italy, among many others.

Olaf Breuning Featured Artworks

Ray by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningRay, 2000c-print mounted on aluminum, laminated
39.5 x 31.5 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Sad and worried animals / Rabbit by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningSad and worried animals / Rabbit, 2020Pink cantera, ceramic eyes
51.5 x 13.75 x 23.75 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Smoke Bombs 2 by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningSmoke Bombs 2, 2011Mounted c-print on 6mm sintra, framed
49.25 x 61 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Untitled by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningUntitled, 2013Carrara C marble
170 x 45 x 55 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningUntitled, 2013Carrara C marble
170 x 45 x 55 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningUntitled, 2013Carrara C marble
170 x 45 x 55 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery

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