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.

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."                                                  

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


Jef calls this mesh layer a "canvas simulation"  

or a "virtual canvas" 


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