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Tony Breuer works primarily with acrylic and oil on canvas depicting recognizable see-through images warped to more closely approximate their actual appearance in spacetime. His work is conceptual, semi-abstract, grounded in and concerned with the nature of reality, energy and matter, space and time.
Born in Venezuela, the son of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, he moved to different countries every three years. This gave him a broad perspective on life, people, cultures, and the world. His training in molecular neurobiology and neurology suggest a certain fascination with things complex and a work ethic and persistence required for mastery. An MFA graduate, he considers art vastly more complex and an avenue into deeper truths not constrained by logic.
Spacetime is always curved, nothing is still, and how things really look, what they are really like, from this perspective is decidedly different from their everyday appearance. Quantum mechanics teaches us that nothing is solid, that everything is mostly empty space, including our own bodies. These truths, that we are mostly empty space, constantly hurtling through spacetime at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour, coupled with the fact that we are all so temporary, compel metaphysical questions: "what does this mean, why am I here, what does it mean to have lived a life worthwhile?" Feeling, visualizing and thinking (fisualinking) about these issues is one thing, rendering the outcome of this process in two dimensions is another. The latter, a different way of seeing, is what this painting is all about. As Goethe once wrote, "thinking is more interesting than knowing, but not as interesting as seeing".