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BIO:

David Breuer-Weil was born in 1965 and grew up in North London. In 1985, Breuer-Weil went to Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. Later he went to Clare College, Cambridge, where he soon became involved with fringe theatrical and artistic groups. After leaving Cambridge, he was awarded a bursary at Sotheby’s and he spent the next year training in various artistic departments and disciplines, starting with Old Master Paintings and ending in the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. There is little doubt that the years he spent in direct physical contact with works by the masters of the past enhanced his knowledge of both technique and his own artistic direction.

During this period he combined working for an auction house with his own artistic practice, creating a large body of small-scale ‘Neracian’ works on paper. It was also during this period that he developed the personal iconography that would come to characterise his later works and culminate in the Project some years later.

Breuer-Weil had already conceived the idea of painting the Project as early on as 1989, but it took several years to achieve his vision. The period 1997-2001 marked the first intensive period of Project painting, and culminated in the exhibition Project 1 at the Roundhouse for which John Russell-Taylor of The Times hailed him a ‘colossal talent’. After Project 2 in 2003, The Jewish Museum of Art staged Project 3 (2007), an exhibition of 50 monumental paintings, in an industrial building in Covent Garden, recognising the works’ uniqueness and significant contribution to the history of British and international figurative painting.

From 2007 to 2011, Breuer-Weil worked on Project 4 (consisting of over 80 paintings and 200 drawings) which was exhibited to much acclaim at The Vaults under Waterloo in February 2013 and visited by nearly 6,000 people.

In 2010, Breuer-Weil returned to sculpture, and Visitor I was exhibited at Sotheby’s Beyond Limits, Chatsworth, with works by Ron Arad, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst and other leading sculptors. In 2011, he was invited to submit another work to the exhibition and, Visitor II was born. Alien was installed at the next incarnation of Sotheby’s Chatsworth exhibition in 2013. Breuer-Weil’s monumental work has also been seen on Hampstead Heath and in public spaces around London.

Breuer-Weil currently lives and works in London. David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary (Skira, 2011) the first monograph on the artist is now available online and in all good bookshops.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions:

 

Solo Shows

 

  • 2016/2017 ‘Centre of the World’ – Teddy Kollek Park, Jerusalem, IS
  • 2016 ‘Ark’ – Sotheby’s S2, London, UK
  • 2016 ‘Brothers’ – Marble Arch, London, UK
  • 2016 ‘Globe’ – Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem, IS
  • 2015/2016 ‘Alien’ – Mottisfont, Hampshire, UK
  • 2013 ‘Heaven & Earth’ – E&R Cyzer and Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2013 ‘Emergence’ – Portman Square, London, UK
  • 2013 ‘Alien’ – Grosvenor Gardens, London, UK
  • 2013 ‘Project 4’ – The Vaults, London, UK
  • 2012 ‘Emergence – Hanover Square, London, UK
  • 2009 ‘Anorexic Babes’ – Hayek Contemporary Art Centre, Jaffa, Israel
  • 2008 ‘The Vogue Landscapes’ – Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2007 ‘Project 3’ – Ben Uri Museum, Covent Garden, London, UK
  • 2007 ‘Codex’ – Biblion, London, UK
  • 2006 ‘Breuer-Weil: Drawings’ – Lyon & Turnbull, London, UK
  • 2004 ‘Parallel Worlds’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003 ‘Project 2’ – The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
  • 2003 ‘Extremes’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2001 ‘Project 1’ – The Roundhouse, Camden Town, London, UK
  • 2000 ‘Adult Toys’ – Soho House, London, UK
  • 1999 ‘Fields of Dream: Drawings and Paintings’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1999 ‘Painted Reliefs’ – Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1998 ‘Abstract Landscapes’ – Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
  • 1997 Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1994 Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1993 Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1991 ‘Large Figurations’ – Sotheby’s, London, UK
  • 1986 Clare College, Cambridge, UK
  • 1985 Central Library, Cambridge, UK

 

 Group Shows

 

  • 2016/2017 ‘Bronze Sculptures’, Bad Homberg, Germany
  • 2016 ‘Shaping Ceramics’ – Jewish Museum, London, UK
  • 2013 ‘Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth’ – Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
  • 2012 ‘VisitorI & Philosopher’ – Golders Hill Park, London, UK
  • 2011 'Beyond the Human Clay' – James Hyman Fine Art, London, UK (also featured Frank Auerbach, Peter Doig, Angus Fairhurst, Peter de Francia, R.B. Kitaj, Henry Moore, Chris Ofili, and others.)
  • 2011 ‘The Human Figure in 20th Century British Sculpture’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK (also featured Jacob Epstein, Ghisha Koenig, Henry Moore, and others.)
  • 2010 ‘Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth’ – Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK (also featured Barry Flanagan, Subodh Gupta, Damian Hirst, Yue Minjun, Mark Quinn, and others.)
  • 2010 ‘Apocalypse’ – Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK (also featured Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Marc Chagall, Jacob Epstein, R.B. Kitaj, and Leon Kossoff.)
  • 2009 ‘Anorexic Babes’ – Hayek Contemporary Art Centre, Jaffa, Israel
  • 2008 ‘The Vogue Landscapes’ – Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2007 ‘Project 3’ – Ben Uri Museum, Covent Garden, London, UK
  • 2007 ‘Codex’ – Biblion, London, UK
  • 2007 Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2006 ‘Recent Acquisitions, 2001-2006’ – Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, UK
  • 2006 ‘Breuer-Weil: Drawings’ – Lyon & Turnbull, London, UK
  • 2005 ‘Contemporary Masters’ – Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2005 ‘Closing the Door? Immigrants to Britain 1905-2005’ – The London Jewish Museum of Art, UK (also featured Chris Ofili, Qu Lei Lei, Amal Ghosh, and others)
  • 2004 ‘Parallel Worlds’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003 ‘Project 2’ – The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
  • 2003 ‘Extremes’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003 ‘Director’s Choice: Highlights from the Ben Uri Permanent Collection’ – The London Jewish Museum of Art, UK
  • 2001 ‘The Ben Uri Story: From Art Society to Museum’ – Phillips Auctioneers in association Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK (also featured Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Antony Caro, Lucien Freud, Mark Gertler, Jacob Kramer, Leon Kossoff, and others.)
  • 2001 ‘Mary R’ – Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2001 ‘Project 1’ – The Roundhouse, Camden Town, London, UK
  • 2000 ‘The Land’ – Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (also featured Avigdor Arikha and Mordechai Ardon.)
  • 2000 ‘Adult Toys’ – Soho House, London, UK
  • 1999 ‘Fields of Dream: Drawings and Paintings’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1999 ‘Painted Reliefs’ – Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1999 E1 Gallery, London, UK
  • 1998 ‘Abstract Landscapes’ – Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
  • 1997 Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1997 Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1996 Sotheby’s Artists, New York, USA
  • 1995 Galerie Mantoux, Paris, France
  • 1995 ‘The Colour Blue’ – Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1994 Mizel Museum, Colorado, USA
  • 1994 Sotheby’s Artists, London, UK
  • 1994 Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1994 Boundary Gallery, London, UK
  • 1993 Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1991 ‘Large Figurations’ – Sotheby’s, London, UK
  • 1985-88, 90, 94 Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, UK
  • 1986 Clare College, Cambridge, UK
  • 1985 Central Library, Cambridge, UK

 

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