Olaf Breuning – “Brian” and “Sibylle”

The University of Texas is hosting an art exhibit studying the theme of Desire—its meaning and portrayal. More than 3 dozen artists are featured in the exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art on campus. I had the pleasure of being able to see the Desire exhibit at the Blanton a couple of weeks ago, and I stumbled across the work of New York-based Olaf Breuning of Switzerland. Olaf boasts an impressive catalogue of works on his quirky website (bonus points if you find the links that take you to his old website, no cheating). His work is as quirky and odd as the website itself. For those of you having difficulty finding Olaf’s contributions (named in the title) to Desire on the site, I offer them here for you to view.

Olaf Breuning - Brian

Olaf Breuning - Brian

Though similar in scope, the two photographs were taken more than a decade apart. Sibylle, the older sister of Brian, was taken in 1997. Brian hails from 2008. These large-format photographs are currently hanging alongside each other in the Blanton exhibit.

Olaf Breuning - Sibylle

Olaf Breuning - Sibylle

Desire can be seen at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus (map) Article courtesy of Art Culture.

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