Thomas Brezing

Updated: 05 Aug 2021

Thomas Brezing was born in Germany in 1969 and moved to Ireland in the early 1990’s. Thomas’ work explores the collective shadow of contemporary mass culture from a variety of conceptual, painterly and performative perspectives. Edge-walking the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible. Brezing’s images and installations confront the enormous power of humanity’s collective will and its impact on the environment.
He works in various art forms, painting, installation, performance, printmaking, sound and video. His work is intensely personal in an informal, conversational way and is directly triggered by experience and reflection, an ongoing response to being alive in an intriguing, perplexing world. He asks himself how does he fit into the world – Brezing’s exhibitions are musings on self and community. Every thought and experience is also placed in a wider context – nothing exists in isolation.
He has exhibited widely in Ireland and also in Germany, Wales, Finland and Belgium. Solo shows include Lapua Art Museum, Finland (touring, with Klaus Effern, 2016), Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo (2015), Highlanes Municipal Gallery Drogheda (2011), The Lab, Dublin (2007), Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2005) and many more which you can find on his website (