ART: Olaf Breuning

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New York based Swiss artist Olaf Breuning has a large and varied artistic practice spanning different media, from photography and sculpture to films and drawings. What links them together is their unashamed amateur qualities and Breuning uses what’s available to him: friends, rather than actors and low fi props with hand made illusions.

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He does not hide behind artifice, but rather exposes it, and my favorite works are his photographs, which act as stills from his films. Using sculptured text and bodies to play on the low budget horror movie genre, Breuning creates a slapstick world of handmade totems, digitally altered apocalypses, and visual puns. We’re never afraid of what we see and at times the physicality of the content can be confronting, but it’s a great example of Art as Entertainment. The ‘Blair Witch Project’ has nothing on Breuning’s work!

Text by Marion Piper.

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