january, 2020

20janallday15marOlaf Breuning | Brainwashed by Nature

OLAF BREUNING, SEA LEVEL, 2019. Wood cut print, gesso and acrylic on canvas, 146 x 195 cm. Courtesy of Carbon 12


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For Olaf Breuning’s third solo exhibition with Carbon 12, ‘Brainwashed by Nature’, Breuning unveils new, conceptual paintings that venture back to nature, and the pressing environmental concerns we face today. Our human race, no longer truly living in the present but in the past and future, have constantly paid a blind eye to the consequences of our actions – until recent years.

By using elements found within nature to discuss nature itself, Breuning’s rough landscapes incorporate the usage of woodcut slices to explore the foreseeable circumstances of mankind’s detrimental actions. The return to a simpler, more primitive state of production contrasts faster, more industrialized methods of creating art. This mirrors a perspective Olaf Breuning may want us to consider: that leaner, meaner, and more technologically advanced do not necessarily mean that it is better.

Courtesy of Carbon 12


January 20 (Monday) - March 15 (Sunday)


Carbon 12

Unit 37, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1


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