Olaf Breuning’s monumental sculptures in Castle Square are covered in his irreverent, humourous doodles and ask two simple questions: Yes? or No? The sculptures act as a meeting place; an offbeat starting point for further debate and a gateway to the High Street.
Breuning was born in Switzerland and now lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kodama Gallery, Kyoto; Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zürich; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles. Recent group exhibitions include CAA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; 54th Venice Biennale, Venice; Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.); Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, AT.
His work is included in many public and private collections including AROS, Aarhus; Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG, Zürich; Collection Rignier, Zurich; Collection Zellweger-Luwa, Uster; Collection Schweizer Rück, Zürich; FRAC Bourgogne; FONDS NATIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN; Kunsthalle Hamburg, UBS Collection; Saatchi Collection, London, UK.