Olaf Breuning Interview: I Work From Unknown Moments


“The meaning is me. That’s it.” Meet the energetic New York based artist Olaf Breuning in this interview about how he works from his gut when developing his grotesque visual language and humorous works.

“I like to do whatever I wanno do. That’s why I choose to be an artist.” In this interview Olaf Breuning talks about his work, and how he can’t explain why he is interested in things. How he is not a conceptual or intellectual artist, but is controlled by his ‘other brain’. Breuning also says that his artwork comes from “the unknown moment” and that although his main focus is his own enjoyment, he also hopes it will make people ask themselves: “What the fuck just happened there?”

Olaf Breuning was born in Switzerland in 1970, but has lived in New York since 2002. His work, which includes photographs, videos, drawings, sculptures and installations, has been exhibited around the world.

Olaf Breuning was interviewed by Jesper Bundgaard in New York, May 2013.

Camera and edit by: Per Henriksen
Produced by: Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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