(K. Brent Tomer),
DAVID BREUER-WEIL is a London-based painter and sculptor. His fantasy world, Nerac, inspired the 2014 documentary, “The King of Nerac”, which examines the relationship Mr Breuer-Weil has with the imaginary world he has ruled since he was a young boy. He took The Economist‘s questions about his work and Nerac.
You’ve been doing a lot of public sculpture recently.
Yes. “Alien” in Grosvenor Gardens, London; “Emergence” in Hanover Square and Portman Square, London; “Centre of the World” in Jerusalem. Public sculptures are seen by far more people than works in museums. It is free and they are there day and night. Public sculpture is still the best way to reach a non-art audience.
As an artist, why are you trying to reach non-art audiences?
I like to reach as wide an audience as possible. Many non-museum goers are open to new ideas and ready to interpret the meaning of the work on its own terms rather than judging it within the context of artistic knowledge. “Alien” is a sudden arrival from outer space to the centre of London. The point I was making is that we are all…Continue reading