Paintings And Sculpture Of Heaven And Earth

Tabish Khan
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Paintings And Sculpture Of Heaven And Earth
David Breuer-Weil, Nolad, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Nolad, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Interior 2 (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Interior 2 (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Aspirants, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Aspirants, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Bipolar (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Bipolar (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Globe, 2013 (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Globe, 2013 (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Large Islands, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
David Breuer-Weil, Large Islands, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)

David Breuer-Weil's sculptures may be found in Hanover Square or Grosvenor Gardens. He also had an excellent solo show earlier this year within the atmospheric tunnels beneath Waterloo station.

His latest works are now on display across the more traditional location of two galleries in Mayfair. The works still follow his favoured themes of water and light in a surreal environment with the theme changing depending on which gallery you are in.

At the larger gallery of E&R Cyzer the theme is Heaven and the works are much brighter than we're used to seeing from Breuer-Weil. His most arresting work is a series of  paintings where people on clouds stare at a light in the distance that is so powerful they appear washed out. The theme of light persists across many of the works in this gallery but rather than appearing blissful, there is a certain loneliness in this heaven as the people all face away and never towards each other.

Over at Alon Zakaim, the tone darkens as we move to the theme of Earth. Heavenly light is now replaced by comets made of people exploding in the night sky. People fall to Earth while curled in a foetal position and a sculpture of a head cracks open to reveal another head.

These works are similar to those in the Waterloo exhibition yet they feel more surreal , with the gloomy upstairs gallery adding to the atmosphere.

Many of  the works across the two galleries are similar in theme and feel to those we saw at the Waterloo tunnels. However, the progression in subject, scale and diversity justifies revisiting his works.

David Breuer-Weil: Heaven is on at E&R Cyzer, 23 Bruton St, W1J 6QF and Earth is on at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St, W1S 4LD. Both exhibitions are on until 15 November and entrance to both is free.

Last Updated 11 October 2013