Olaf Breuning always has a beguiling social pundit, he has created an immersive installation of steel sculptures and large photo collages to continue his discerning humor and astute visual language. These new works identify the artist’s mind and studio as conspicuous sites of transformation and production, where surges of stimuli from daily life are methodically registered, metabolized and repurposed.
For Breuning, 25 imposing round collages of his staged photographs model the world we find ourselves in. Measuring up to 9 feet tall, they reference cartoon text bubbles, and are busting with torrents of anonymous characters and chocolate coins, earth-shaped bean bags, brain models and rubber breasts – everyday commodities that often reiterate other objects. Independent narratives swivel within each orb, and link together to present the progression of recent history as a multivalent, dynamic collision of outbursts rather than a linear itinerary. Their round shapes add vivacity to the tumbling compositions, but also intimate a sense of ephemerality and instability.
Olaf Breuning | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC Sept 2015
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Producer | Out of Sync
© Out of Sync 2015