Robert Breer

1926 - 2011

Born in Detroit, Michigan (United States).

Robert Breer was not only a sculptor; he gained fame as an experimental filmmaker as well. In fact he is best known for his film work, where he combines figurative paintings with drawings. In contrast to his almost imperceptively slow moving sculptures, his films are quite speedy, even explosive. He is also the author of several flipbooks. It was with one of these that he took part in the groundbreaking 1955 exhibition Le Mouvement in the Galérie Denise René, which became the launch pad for the kinetic art movement.

“In all my work I tried to amaze myself with something, and the only way you can amaze yourself is to create a situation in which an accident can happen.” (Robert Breer)

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