Robert Breer Characteristics
Breer works mainly with animation and has been working in the field of experimental animation and the moving picture for 50 years. Breer studied painting at Stanford University, and later in Zadkine's studio in Paris, where he studied the path of film from the still to the moving picture. His "graphic cinema" --as film theorist P. Adams Sitney called it--is an expression of the complete fusion of art and film. His work, however, is not absolute, but is characterized by humor, criticism and reflection as regards content.
--Miguel Pickering, 2000
Loved the images and Breer's use of various materials, including pen
and ink, paint and photography( and whatever else he used to create
the images). Some of the drawings were beautiful. I really liked the
drawings of the conductor.[Fuji} So simple and yet beautiful in their
simplicity. Personally, I have always loved line drawings. One is able to
capture so much, using so little ink.
I also love his use of color. The changing mountain in the distance was
wonderful, very graphic, very colorful and the constantly changing
speeds captured my attention.
The second film [T.Z.]was great. The shot of the bridge intermingled with the
drawing of the bridge was very cool, as well as the other drawings. This
struck me as a kind of a "day in the life" film.
I would definitely be interested in seeing more of his work.
--Donna Albano, 2001