William Breen

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William Breen’s skill in depicting Victoria’s regional landscapes and the distinctly Melburnian streetscapes of Fitzroy and Carlton results in images that speak of suspended moments, full of possibility and a heightened sense of awareness. Best characterised by the use of soft colouration and intricate, almost painstaking detail, his paintings are testament to a masters skill of observation and spatial rendering. Cool and quiet and devoid of the human figure, these landscapes seduce the viewer with both their formal, classical composition and their genuine quality of visual contemplation. Taking in vistas that are expansive and sweeping, bathed in a diffused, atmospheric light, Breen’s images transcend the banal, hectic truth of the world, to become something born of the sublime, full of the potential for mystery and meditation.