David Breuer-Weil was born in 1965 and grew up in North London. In 1985, Breuer-Weil went to Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. Later he went to Clare College, Cambridge, where he soon became involved with fringe theatrical and artistic groups. After leaving Cambridge, he was awarded a bursary at Sotheby’s and he spent the next year training in various artistic departments and disciplines, starting with Old Master Paintings and ending in the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. There is little doubt that the years he spent in direct physical contact with works by the masters of the past enhanced his knowledge of both technique and his own artistic direction.
During this period he combined working for an auction house with his own artistic practice, creating a large body of small-scale ‘Neracian’ works on paper. It was also during this period that he developed the personal iconography that would come to characterise his later works and culminate in the Project some years later.
In 2010, Breuer-Weil returned to sculpture, and Visitor I was exhibited at Sotheby’s Beyond Limits, Chatsworth, with works by Ron Arad, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst and other leading sculptors. In 2011, he was invited to submit another work to the exhibition and, Visitor II was born. Alien was installed at the next incarnation of Sotheby’s Chatsworth exhibition in 2013. Breuer-Weil’s monumental work has also been seen on Hampstead Heath and in public spaces around London.
Breuer-Weil currently lives and works in London.