WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF JOSEPH BRETÓN. A CLASSIC MODERNIST, WHO'S WORK IS STEEPED IN THE RHETORIC AND OPTIMISM OF THE PERIOD WHEN SO MANY ARTISTIC CONVENTIONS WERE CRUMBLING. HIS WORKS ON CANVAS AND PAPER ARE METICULOUSLY CRAFTED REALIZATIONS OF AN INNER LANDSCAPE FILLED WITH LAYERS OF SOLID AND TRANSPARENCY. AT BEST, THEY ARE STUNNING EXERCISES OF CONTROLLED PASSION, COLORED SHAPES,DYNAMIC LINES, SYNTHETIC TEXT, AND AUTOMATIC WRITING TRAPPED IN AN EXISTENTIAL MOMENT. ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE DECONSTRUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF BRETON'S WORK IS HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO ACKNOWLEDGE AN OUTER EDGE OR FRAME OF THE COMPOSITION. THIS LACK OF A CONVENTIONAL REFERENCE BRINGS THE WORK INTO A CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT, WHERE DELICATE PAINT SPLATTERS SUGGEST, YET BLUR, TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES.

 

THE WORKS, ENSUING FROM THE STUDIOS BRETÓN HAS USED IN SANTANDER, SPAIN, NAPLES, ITALY AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, REFLECT A WIDE AND DIVERSE EXPRESSION ON CANVAS AND PAPER - A RESULT OF THE MANY PLACES HE HAS EXPERIENCED IN HIS LIFE.  BRETON'S WORK CAN BE FOUND IN MANY PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE, NOTABLY ITALY, SPAIN, BELGIUM, AND HOLLAND.

 

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