Video by BAL Productions, produced by Monica Salazar, filmed by Peter Cairns, edited by Dylan Gephart // Jan. 9, 2018
Swiss artist Olaf Breuning spent 16 years developing his practice in New York City before moving Upstate to find a measure of solitude in his work environment. Functioning as both an archive of past work and a place for new creative explorations, the former two-car garage that houses Breuning’s studio provides a haven for contemplation.
We visited his studio to talk about the works of photography, drawing, sculpture, and film that connect in a distinct visual language over the span of his career and how he sees his artistic process evolving over the last decades.
Olaf Breuning: 'Save the Climate!', 2017, C-Print, 122 x 155 cm // Photo courtesy of the artist
Olaf Breuning: 'Camping at Night', 2016, ceramic, underglaze colors, glaze fired, plate, 40 x 40 cm // Photo courtesy of the artist
Olaf Breuning: 'I Know', 2010, pencil on paper, 8.5 x 11 cm // Photo courtesy of the artist
Olaf Breuning: 'Don't Worry', 2015, dye sublimation on aluminum, 100 x 125cm // Photo courtesy of the artist
Olaf Breuning: 'Clouds', 2014, steel, powder-coated aluminum, 600 x 1000 x 1100 cm // Photo courtesy of the artist