The Artist... 


JEF BRETSCHNEIDER is a New York based contemporary artist, known for his participation in the 1970's & 80's East Village Art Scene





Recently, Bretschneider was included in the 2017-2018 CLUB 57 RETROSPECTIVE at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)




 The Work... 

  Jef took a stretched painting, ripped off   

the canvas, and re-stretched it with mesh.

 The mesh is open weave, transparent, it acts and behaves like canvas.


 Look not at them...Look into them 

Jef floats the stretched mesh atop a blank canvas board. He alternates painting the two surfaces (working them back and forth) until two diametrical paintings become one.


"In an Art-world where style and branding is the engine of commerce, Jef Bretschneider's work is deft and competative."                                                  

Jef calls this mesh layer a "canvas simulation"  

or a "virtual canvas" 


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