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David Breuer-Weil's monumental sculpture takes 'Flight' in Marble Arch
David Breuer-Weil's Flight, Marble Arch, June 2018. Courtesy of Sam Roberts.

LONDON.- David Breuer-Weil’s monumental bronze sculptures will be recognisable to many Londoners after high profile installations in Victoria, King’s Cross and the West End. His latest sculpture depicts the virtually impossible – a magical sculpture of a flying man taking off from Marble Arch.

A hallmark of Breuer-Weil’s monumental works is the very physical nature of the pieces with their deliberately textured surfaces and, when creating this work, he spontaneously covered the surface of the sculpture in pictures and words.

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.

Other works by the artist can be seen in Cavendish Square, Portman Square and against the backdrop of the Saint Pancras Church on the Euston Road.

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 became known 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 on a smaller scale works on paper, paintings and sculpture.

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, Saint Pancras and Cavendish Square. 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 (Mottisfont House). 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.

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”. Skira published the monograph David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary in 2011. Breuer-Weil lives and works in London.

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