This is the third time I’ve shot Swiss-born artist, OLAF BREUNING - he was part of the first WHERE THEY CREATE book and over the years has become a good friend. Olaf has a twisted sense of humor and a keen sense of play which comes through in all of his work. Breuning is a multimedia artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, installation and photography. His work draws heavily from popular culture and a collective visual iconography. It was great to visit his new studio in Kerhonkson, New York.
Breuning was the subject of a major retrospective in 2016, featuring works from 1998-2016, at NRW-Forum called “The Madness We Call Reality” in Dusseldorf, Germany and has had many one-person exhibitions in prestigious museums and galleries around the globe, including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the Paul Klee Museum, Bern. In the US, he is represented by Metro Gallery Pictures in New York and Michael Benevento in Los Angeles.
He will be included in an upcoming group show in Schiffbauplatz, Zurich opening June 8, 2019.
(I made an appearance in his 2017 exhibition “Posters” in Zurich, Switzerland, looking glamorous in a trash-bag!)