Published by Skira (Milan) Radical Visionary is the first complete monograph on one of Britain’s most original contemporary artists. David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary focuses on the remarkable series of over 200 critically acclaimed canvases, painted between 1997 and 2011, that make up the Project. Unique in contemporary British art, the Project has cemented Breuer-Weil as one of the foremost painters and draftsmen of his generation. In terms of emotional and intellectual intensity it stands out within international contemporary practice as a uniquely searing and visionary body of work. Breuer-Weil excavates the depths of psychological and spiritual concerns in a manner that is almost unprecedented in today’s more materialistic art.
This monograph, written by leading art historians, assesses Breuer-Weil’s significance as a logical heir to the School of London painters, particularly Kitaj, Freud, Auerbach and Kossoff. Including extensive reference to his other bodies of work in both two and three dimensions, and accompanied by quotations from the artist, it also demonstrates his common concerns with artists of his generation in terms of their shared preoccupation with mortality, history and the challenges of contemporary life.
David Breuer-Weil: Radical Visionary is available online and in all good bookshops.