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www.vernissage.tv | Comprehensive exhibition with works of the painter, sculptor and filmmaker Robert Breer at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland. Robert Breer is best known for his experimental animation films and super slow motion sculptures. Robert Breer is considered as one of the most groundbreaking and celebrated experimental filmmakers in history, a pioneer in avant-garde animation. The Museum Tinguely in Basel now shows the most comprehensive retrospective of this work to date. The solo exhibition presents the paintings, sculptures and films of the American artist, showing works from the 1950 to the present day. The exhibition was conceived in close cooperation with Robert Breer, who died in August 2011. In this video, curator Andres Pardey (Vice Director, Museum Tinguely) talks about Robert Breers oeuvre and career, his artistic development, his relationship to Jean Tinguely, and the concept of the exhibition (click here for the complete video) vernissage.tv Robert Breer was born in Detroit in 1926. He is seen as a typical "Artist's artist" who developed a highly original oeuvre. Breer was the son of an amateur 3D home-movie maker and chief engineer at the Chrysler Corporation. He initially studied engineering, but then switched to painting, attracted by the grid-based abstract works of Piet Mondrian. In 1949 he moved to Paris, where he developed his own version of hard edge abstraction painting. Based on a deep interest in movement, he brought his paintings ...