With unremitting energy radiating throughout the compositions and violent clashes of lines, Düsseldorf-based artist Andreas Breunig's practice is dedicated entirely to abstract painting. His paintings give an impression of visual chaos, with unruly linear configurations clamoring for attention. Multicolored sensual lines intertwine, jostling against white backgrounds that leave the viewer pondering where each line finds its beginning and end. In each individual composition, layers are built upon one another to form an erratic and charged composition. Impulse seems to be at the core of Breunig’s oeuvre, though on closer inspection the chaos has been carefully and aesthetically arranged. Breunig's engagement of painting as a means for communication and interrogation of the notion of creation.
Born in Eberbach, Odenwald, in 1983, Breunig attended the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf where he studied under Albert Oehlen. Breunig was recently included in Jetzt an exhibition celebrating the new generation of German painters that was shown at Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstmuseum Bonn and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, DE. Recent solo exhibitions include VOTE! at Kunstverein Heppenheim and Ein tun ohne Bild at Kunstverein Reutlingen. His work is included in important collections such as the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Aïshti Foundation, Lebanon.