David Breuer-Weil about London

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Location: London


After the successes of the London exhibition in 2017, David Breuer-Weil has once again worked with Christie’s to place his monumental bronze sculptures throughout the city. Works can be seen at Marble Arch, the Crypt of St Pancras New Church on Euston Road and in Cavendish and Portman Squares.

Giant heads break through the ground at Cavendish Square. A number of plinth-based works can be seen in Portman Square including smaller versions of Breuer-Weil’s much revered Alien. 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.

In Marble Arch, his latest sculpture depicts the virtually impossible – a magical sculpture of a flying man taking off. While sculpture, especially bronze, is often thought to represent weight and place, the image of the flying man represents the opposite – weightlessness and freedom. Flight shows an airborne man - the quintessential modern image of a human on the move. In today’s world, nobody is bound to one particular place and we think nothing of travelling thousands of miles in one day.

Breuer-Weil comments, “I fly all the time and produce a large number of my drawings and small paintings when in flight. Flying frees the mind. Human aspiration and ambition has always been represented by the idea of flying. But it is also about human and artistic freedom, the possible flights of the imagination where anything is possible.”