Five questions to David Breuer

Five questions to David Breuer

Born in Augsburg, Germany in 1992, David Breuer now lives and works in the small town of Schwabmünchen in Germany. As an artistic auto-didact, he explores the realms of abstract expressionism and bases his works all around emotional impulses.

Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

To be honest, becoming an artist was more like a natural happening than a choice. I’ve always been very drawn to any kind of arts, starting with acting in school shows and then of course, the first paintings and also sculpting with wood. Always having problems with expressing myself verbally, especially painting showed me a way of communicating and processing something I couldn’t put into words. For me, it’s almost like some kind of therapy, which allows me to fully let myself get lost in time and forget about anything else. I think I found my purpose in art, while in the first step, art found me.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

My works are all about impulses. So no painting is planned or well thought out.

Naturally, I start with some kind of colour that just feels right. From there, it’s really all impulsive: the choice of colours, the alignment of shapes and everything else.

This goes on for hours, days and maybe weeks, until everything feels right for me and I have the feeling of having processed all the emotions I came across on the journey.

What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

I have a small studio space in our local art club. So my space is pretty limited and I’m surrounded with art. There’s a lot of natural light and a beautiful view into a small garden, which obviously influences my works in terms of colours or shapes. I also only have one space for my paintings, so that I really just can focus on one works at a time. That puts me into a deep connection with every piece.

Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

There are many works that impressed me, but I think the outstanding ones are the “Roses” paintings by Cy Twombly. They just have something about them, which absolutely fascinates me. In a way they are so simple but yet so complex - and I love that more than anything else.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

I always try to manifest my way and hold on to a strong belief, that anything is possible. So in 5 years I see my works exhibited in the Koenig Gallery in Berlin - let’s just dream big!

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