Olaf Breuning

 

25. August 2007  – 21. October 2007

Featuring artworks by:
Olaf Breuning

Since the late 1990s, this Swiss artist (born 1970 in Schaffhausen, lives and works in New York) has produced quotation-rich works, which refer back to the imaginary visual memory of the West and its pictorial worlds. He has gained recognition through his films, staged photography, and colourful, huge-eyed, infantile sculptures and drawings, which comment on reality in a laconic manner. A primary element in his work is an artificiality, which each presentation and figure composition makes visible and in so doing opens up a large range of reception forms. In this substituting of each original and challenging significance, the image and subject combine to form a motionless, waiting coexistence in a theatrical adult playground of stage effects, upon which the works are arranged, shrugging their shoulders in the absence of a narrative superstructure.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Olaf Breuning: 20 Dollars

Olaf Breuning

20 Dollars
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning

Angry Volcano (Collaboration Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs and Olaf Breuning)
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 125 cm

Olaf Breuning: Can Someone Tell Us Why We Are Here?

Olaf Breuning

Can Someone Tell Us Why We Are Here?
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning: Collage Family

Olaf Breuning

Collage Family
2007
C-print on aluminium. laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning: Der Teich

Olaf Breuning

Der Teich
2007
Ceramic
Ca. 27 x 98 x 98 cm

Olaf Breuning: Gothy Girly

Olaf Breuning

Gothy Girly
2007
Ceramic, paper, wood, stone, plastic
Ca. 180 x 73 x 30 cm

Olaf Breuning: Home 2

Olaf Breuning

Home 2
2007
Single-channel video projection (HD, color, sound), chairs
30 min.

Olaf Breuning: I Like Japanese Food Very Much

Olaf Breuning

I Like Japanese Food Very Much
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
95 x 200 cm

Olaf Breuning: I'm Scared of the Chinese

Olaf Breuning

I'm Scared of the Chinese
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning: Ice Sculpture

Olaf Breuning

Ice Sculpture
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning

Little Trouble in Little Switzerland
2007
Gloves, knife
Grösse variabel

Olaf Breuning: Mr. Lucky and Mr. Unlucky

Olaf Breuning

Mr. Lucky and Mr. Unlucky
2007
C-print, framed
28 x 35.5 cm

Olaf Breuning: Mr. M-Budget on His Back

Olaf Breuning

Mr. M-Budget on His Back
2007
Various materials
Ca. 78 x 189 x 75 cm

Olaf Breuning: Mr. Sushi

Olaf Breuning

Mr. Sushi
2007
Wax, ceramic
Ca. 45 x 32 x 22 cm

Olaf Breuning: Ohne Titel

Olaf Breuning

Ohne Titel
2007
Pencil on paper
Ca. 165 parts: each 28 x 21.5 cm

Olaf Breuning: Schneezeichnung

Olaf Breuning

Schneezeichnung
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning: Shadow on the Wall

Olaf Breuning

Shadow on the Wall
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
122 x 155 cm

Olaf Breuning: The Band

Olaf Breuning

The Band
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated

Olaf Breuning: The Collectors

Olaf Breuning

The Collectors
2007
Ceramic, adhesive eyes, Perspex vitrine
90 x 110 x 10 cm

Olaf Breuning: The Eatmes

Olaf Breuning

The Eatmes
2007
Plastic
27parts: dimensions variable

Olaf Breuning: The Humans

Olaf Breuning

The Humans
2007
Marble, bronze
6 parts: dimensions variable

Olaf Breuning: The Intellectual

Olaf Breuning

The Intellectual
2007
Various materials
Ca. 52 x 21 x 26 cm

Olaf Breuning: Wild Girls

Olaf Breuning

Wild Girls
2007
C-print on aluminium, laminated
3 parts: each 120 x 95 cm

Olaf Breuning: Woman and the Dead

Olaf Breuning

Woman and the Dead
2007
Ceramic, wood
363 x 174 x 73 cm

Olaf Breuning: Oh Yes...It Is a Garden!

Olaf Breuning

Oh Yes...It Is a Garden!
2005
Wood, wax
Dimensions variable

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