The Molesworth Gallery
 

Thomas Brezing

How long will you forget me forever ~ oil on canvas ~ 150 x 150 cm

 

Previous Exhibition

All of this could be true

Thomas Brezing

On view from October 19th. Runs until November 20th, 2009.

ooooIn this latest body of work presented by The Molesworth Gallery, Thomas Brezing deals with the transient and fragile elements of human constructs – both physical and psychological. Human vulnerability, mortality and our capacity for collective self-delusion are all undercurrents in the work. With Brezing, however, the message is always oblique, never direct.

ooooWriting for Circa in 2005, Lucy Cotter said of Brezing that he ‘was becoming one of Ireland’s most interesting emerging painters......his dedication to painting over the past ten years promises that much will be achieved in the years to come’. Brezing’s compositions have a ‘nice offhand touch that recall Paddy Graham and occasionally, Anselm Kiefer in terms of pictorial architecture and strategy.’ (Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 2005). Graham himself has written admiringly of Brezing’s work: ‘Thomas has this thing called ‘vocation’. This is both an affliction and a gift. It promises light, revelation and truth, young forever in hope and glory and dust and it must be and so be it. I know these things of Thomas because now and then we share the worst coffee in Ireland. We also share our hope for art and its history, especially painting.’

No singing in this factory ~ oil on canvas ~ 200 x 200 cm

 

ooooThomas Brezing was born in Germany in 1969 and moved to Ireland in the 1990’s. His solo exhibitions include New Works on Paper at Draiocht, Dublin, 2008; Seven Miles above the Earth at the LAB, Dublin, 2007; The world is over there at Ard Bia Gallery, Galway, 2006; and Remember when we were older? in the Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2005. He has contributed to group exhibitions in Germany, Wales, England and Belgium as well as Ireland, where he has exhibited frequently at the Eigse arts festival, Carlow, and the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin. At present, Brezing’s work is part of the group exhibition, Altered Images, which is touring three venues across Ireland, culminating with IMMA in 2010.

ooooBrezing will be nominated for the 2010 AIB Prize. He was previously nominated for the prize in 2003. He has also been the recipient of numerous Arts Council Awards. His work is included in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Mayo County Council, Dundalk District Council and the Boyle Civic Collection.

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Pitter patter goes your heart ~ oil on canvas ~ 90 x 90 cm

 

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic ~ oil on canvas ~ 90 x 90 cm

 

 

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Levity ~ oil on paper ~ 28 x 42 cm

 

 

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We got lost on the way to Dallas, Sir ~ oil on paper ~ 28 x 42 cm

 

 

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The road bended as the song ended ~ oil on canvas ~ 50 x 50 cm

 

 

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Towards a ghost town ~ oil on canvas ~ 30 x 30 cm

 

 

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Goodbye ~ oil on canvas ~ 30 x 30 cm

 

 

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Powercut ~ oil on canvas ~ 30 x 30 cm

 

 

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You might find yourself in a beautiful house ~ oil on canvas ~ 30 x 30 cm

 

 

 

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