Robert Breer | the artist
The artist Robert Breer
Born 1926, , USA.
Died Aug 13 2011, New York, USA.
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His early work as a painter influenced his work in film, which he became involved with circa 1952. Breers interest in kineticism suffused many of his later works as well, from his handmade, hand-cranked mutoscopes to his Floats, motorized geometric forms that would move slowly around a space, changing direction when they collided with one another.
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Robert Breer: Animator
His best known films are composed of abstract paintings and collages made by him and shot with an old bolex camera. In the ‘60s he made pop kinetic sculptures that twitched and rolled in a comically unpredictable manner…
For more than 40 years, Robert Breer has been making films that push the aesthetic and technical boundaries of conventional animation…
A Man and His Dog Out For Air
It is not surprising that Robert Breer, the American artist who created the Floats in the mid-1960s and who took up making them again in the 90s, defined his moving sculptures once as motorized molluscs, shifting away from the indefinite solemnity behind which concrete sculpture was starting to disappear at that time…