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)
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.
The mesh is open weave, transparent, it acts and behaves like canvas.
Jef calls this mesh layer a "canvas simulation"
or a "virtual canvas"