Using London as his canvas, artist David Breuer-Weil has worked with Christie’s to place his monumental bronze sculptures throughout the city in an innovative new exhibition that is free to the public.
Giant heads break through the ground at Cavendish Square and Portman Square. An evolutionary four-part installation emerges in Portman Square. The brutalist architecture of the Economist Plaza is enlivened by a sculpture titled Alien and figures of Brothers with joined heads, connected by umbilical chords. Against the backdrop of the Saint Pancras Church on the Euston Road further larger Alien and Brothers images reinterpret the iconic building famed for its Greek statuary.
Speaking of the installation, Breuer-Weil says: "Public sculpture is the ultimate street art. Far more people see them than works in museums. I have attempted to distil a great deal of emotion and meaning into simple sculptural forms that are dotted throughout London."
Of course, Londoners are familiar with Breuer-Weil’s work from past highly renowned installations in iconic locations such as Grosvenor Gardens and Marble Arch. A hallmark of his monumental works is the very physical nature of the pieces with their deliberately textured surfaces.
Along with Christie’s, the artist has worked with Westminster City Council on a number of these installations and the Breuer-Weil exhibition is being staged to coincide with Christie’s "Sculpture in the Square" that showcases pieces by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Antony Caro and other leading sculptors.
Born in London in 1965, Breuer-Weil studied at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Clare College, Cambridge. His work frequently explores ideas of humanity, history and existence. For more information about David Breuer-Weil, see www.davidbreuerweil.com.
All images courtesy of Sam Roberts