This is the third time I’ve shot Swiss-born artist, OLAF BREUNING – he was part of the first WHERE THEY CREATE book and over the years has become a friend. We are both up-staters, he’s about 30 mins away from me  in Kerhonkson, New York. 

Olaf has a twisted sense of humor and a keen sense of play which comes through in all of his work. Breuning is a multimedia artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography. His work draws heavily from popular culture and a collective visual iconography.

It was great to see the big kid and small kid come together in the playground that is Olaf’s studio

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD BE SURPRISED TO FIND IN YOUR SPACE?

  • Nothingness

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL WORKSPACE IN THREE WORDS…

  • Lots of ideas

DOES THE SPACE YOU WORK IN HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY?

  • It was a double garage before, I don’t think that it is very interesting!

DO YOU WORK AND LIVE IN THE SAME SPACE, IF SO HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR WORK?

  • My studio is attached to the house. what is great, you can sneak in and out easy, get an espresso in the kitchen..

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN THE SPACE?

  • I guess all my half-done ideas…

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

  • Nature, forest, nothing really. 

For the full story go to https://wheretheycreate.com/Olaf-Breuning


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