John Breed(1969) creates works of art for over twenty years now. After his adventurous travels, he comes back full of inspiration, craftsmanship, indigenous techniques and makes his own new artworks. He
learned to draw calligraphy from a Japanese master in Kyoto, graffiti in
New York, painted fresco’s in Rome, got in touch with icon painting in
Russia and learned to paint traditional landscapes during his trip
through China. Breed live and work in the Netherlands.
John Breed is a Dutch modern artist born in 1969. Having traveled extensively around the world, he was able to acquire many techniques and expertise such as calligraphy, graffiti or murals. His sculptural works depict skeletons
In the upstairs gallery of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing, Jonathan Latiano’s driftwood installation, ‘Flight of the Baiji,’ immediately reminds you of other monumental animal-inspired installations, like Cai Guo-Qiang’s ‘Head On‘ and Ai Weiwei’s ‘Snake Installation.’ It seems even more appropriate, then, in the visual context of these
famous Chinese artists, that Latiano’s subject matter is the extinct
freshwater Baiji dolphin, from the Yangtze River of China.
Latiano’s version is slightly sinister because the school of dolphins
swimming overhead is rendered as skeletons made of bleached driftwood.
Although close to anatomically correct, their long, grinning mouths with
prickly teeth are especially menacing, but their placement in a
graceful arc, suspended from the ceiling creates a ‘long view’ first
impression that is elegant and awe-inspiring