Major Exhibition of the Work of Painter, Filmmaker and Sculptor Robert Breer at Baltic

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GATESHEAD.- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead presents a major exhibition of the work of painter, filmmaker and sculptor Robert Breer. Born in Detroit in 1926, Breer is one of the most ground-breaking and celebrated animators in history. This is his most comprehensive exhibition to date, spanning two floors at BALTIC with work from 1950 to the present day. The son of an amateur 3D home-movie maker and chief engineer at the Chrysler Corporation, Breer initially studied engineering at Stanford, before switching to painting. Early enthusiasms were a 1935 BMW open cockpit racing car and stunt flying lessons in a bi-plane. His first real passion, however, was the reductive purity of Piet Mondrian’s grid-based abstract paintings. Moving to Paris in 1949, Breer developed his own take on hard edge abstraction, exhibiting at the Galerie Denise René. He soon rejected the stability and harmony of Mondrian’s compo