David Breuer-Weil was born in London in 1965 and studied at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art under Henry Moore’s assistant Shelley Fausset and at Clare College, Cambridge. Breuer-Weil is famed for his monumental solo shows of vast painted canvases referred to as the Projects. ‘The Project’ was held in 2001 at the Roundhouse, Camden; ‘Project 2’ was held at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower in 2003; ‘Project 3’ was then held in conjunction with the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in 2007 and at the beginning of 2013 ‘Project 4’ was staged in The Vaults, Waterloo. Alongside the Projects Breuer-Weil continues to produce paintings, sculpture and smaller scale works on paper.
Breuer-Weil has emerged as one of the leading contemporary British sculptors with iconic works such as Brothers and Alien displayed to great public and critical acclaim. These powerful works have been installed in major public spaces in London including Hampstead Heath, Hanover Square, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch and around the world. Visitor, Visitor 2 and Alien were included in Sotheby’s 2010, 2011 and 2013 Beyond Limits exhibitions at Chatsworth House. His sculptures and two-dimensional works have been exhibited with the National Trust more recently. In 2016-2017 Breuer-Weil exhibited alongside Edmund de Waal and Hans Coper at the Jewish Museum, London. In June-July 2017 Christie’s held a solo show of monumental Breuer-Weil sculpture that was held at various locations across London; Cavendish Square, St Pancras, Portman Square and the Economist Plaza. In the summer of 2018 a new monumental work, Flight, was installed into Marble Arch.
A film about the artist, The King of Nerac, directed by Annie Sulzberger, was premiered in 2015 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London and in New York at the Lincoln Center. Variety describes the film as delivering “a remarkably detailed study of one man’s artistic process … his huge statues and canvases invites bigscreen play”. (See www.thekingofnerac.com for more details about the film.) Skira published the monograph David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary in 2011. Breuer-Weil lives and works in London.