Hard-edged solid shapes – drawn on cards with a knife and ruler, and linear 3-D shapes rotate in space, alternate with each other, and optically disintegrate.
‘It’s so absolutely beautiful, so perfect, so like nothing else. Forms, geometry, lines, movements, light: very basic, very pure, very surprising, very subtle.’ (Jonas Mekas) —gb agency
Avant-garde multimedia artist Robert Breer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Breer studied painting at Stanford University and after moving to Paris in 1949, he began to explore hand-drawn animation. Using stop-motion techniques and 4 × 6 index cards as his signature medium, Breer pioneered the revived interest in experimental animation and attracted international acclaim. His work, which incorporates both geometric abstractions and mundane images from daily life, explores color, form, rhythm, and motion with sharp wit and humor. Breer’s career includes solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’art moderne national in Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work was included in the 2004/2005 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh. Breer lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. —thedissolve.net