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Robert Breer




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    Textes (français & english) : Yann Beauvais, Lionel Bovier, Laura Hoptman et Robert Breer.

    16,5 x 23 cm / 204 pages / avril 2006

    isbn : 978-2-35137-022-3

    Né en 1926 à Detroit, Robert Breer bâtit depuis cinquante ans une oeuvre totalement atypique, qui se joue des genres et abolit les notions d’espace et de temps. D’abord peintre néoplastique, il déconstruit ses tableaux
    pour aboutir à des objets cinétiques. Son œuvre de sculpteur et de cinéaste l’amène ensuite à interroger les seuils de conscience et de perception.


    Born in 1926 in Detroit (USA), Robert Breer has spent fifty years building up a totally atypical body of work which plays with different genres and abolishes the notions of space and time. Starting off as a painter, he then deconstructed his neo-plasticist works and ended up with kinetic objects. He dealt next with the thresholds of awareness and perception, both as a sculptor and a film-maker. His films are composed of a jumble of images that pass at great speed, while his Floats move almost imperceptibly, in accordance with an unpredictable logic. Robert Breer developed his light yet rigorous style while associating with the New York underground in the Pop years. Continuing his subtle exploration of movement, he still today causes the space of reality – irrevocably unstable – to waver.