DAVID BREUER-WEIL has installed a serious of 70 colossal sized paintings and sculptures at the re-opened Vaults, the tunnels that lurk beneath Waterloo station in SE1. The stare-worthy exhibition presents various didactic pieces conveying certain sentiments such as aspiration and belonging.
Having worked in large scale since 1997, Breuer-Weil’s new exhibition, Project 4, revels in vibrantly diverse and unruly mix of colours that fuse the themes of place, time and cause that have dominated his work since. In particular, the show is concerned about the human condition and the artist’s role as commentator and creator. Leitmotifs of humanity, philosophy and politics flit between the tragic and the joyous in a visual language that is as much absurdist as it is emotive. Underlying the works is a profound sense of unease although an element of hope seeps through.
The space itself becomes part of the exhibition with the decaying walls, rain-spoiled floors and the constant noise of the over-head train traffic. From underpass to mezzanine, The Vaults are a perfect environment to construct the answers to the myriad of questions formulated by this brilliant exhibition.
Thursday 7th February – Friday 1st March 2013
Monday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm/Sunday, 12 – 4pm
The Vaults, Arch 233, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
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