Made of breath only ~ diptych, oil on canvas ~ 180 x 280cm (Collection: The Office of Public Works)
How long will you forget me forever ~ oil on canvas ~ 150 x 150 cm (Private collection)
You said it was night inside my heart ~ oil on paper ~ 54 x 68 cm (Private collection)
___“It is Thomas Brezing’s insatiable curiosity - intellectually, spiritually and philosophically - and the remarkable generosity of will that he invests in his art and life that makes him such a considerable artist.”
___Thomas Brezing says that he works ‘against beauty’, believing that too much ‘beauty’ can be a dangerous thing. This drives him to push his paintings till they go ‘off-kilter’. He rotates them, sometimes using the upside down version in the final work. The brushstrokes are thick and there is vigour and a physicality to his method – often throwing paint at his canvasses – enabling chance elements to arise and defying accuracy.
Extracted from 'That something missing', an essay on Brezing's work by Cliodhna Shaffrey
___Thomas Brezing was born in Germany in 1969 and moved to Ireland in the 1990’s. He has had three solo exhibitions at The Molesworth Gallery in 2009, 2012 and 2014 and has shown at museums and arts centres such as The Irish Museum of Modern Art (group), the Lapua Art Museum, Finland (two-person), The Highlanes in Drogheda, Draiocht in Dublin, the LAB in Dublin, and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (all solo). He has also contributed to group exhibitions in Germany, Wales, England and Belgium.
Thomas Brezing was born in Germany in 1969 and moved to Ireland in the early 1990's.
Exhibitions (solo unless otherwise stated)
2016 Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, 'Jonah and the whale'
2015 Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, 'The road is paved with good intentions'
2014 Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, 'The art of finding a remote place'
2012 Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, 'High Violet'
2012 The Irish Museum of Modern Art (group)
2009 Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, 'All of this could be true'
the molesworth gallery, 16 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland