Alienconceived in 2012236 1/8 in.(599.76 cm) bronze with brown patina
ExhibitionSotheby's: Beyond Limits, Chatsworth House, 2013
Grosvenor Gardens, London, 2013-2015 (part of Westminster City Council's 'City of Sculpture')
The Berardo Collection, Lisbon (permanent collection)
National Trust, Mottisfont House, Hampshire, 2015-2016
St. Pancras New Church, London, 2017-2019
Alien is an iteration of Breuer-Weil’s seminal ‘Visitor’ series. It is a colossal six-meter bronze of a humanoid figure that has crashed headfirst in the earth. As much as its wild, kicking legs suggest an action intent upon freeing the body from entrapment, its head is implanted as if it might be a permanent circumstance. Breuer-Weil has explained his intentions this way: “I have always been fascinated by the idea that we are not alone, that a massive alien might suddenly land on earth. I wanted to capture the sense of wonder and shock that such an arrival would generate.” Alien, of course can conger an entirely different association: the challenges of being an outsider hoping to fit into a new culture and society. “With this work I wanted to use a vast, breathing human form to express the profound feelings associated with these themes. And I needed the massive scale to portray the intensity of these emotions.” Breuer-Weil has authorized Alien to be cast in an edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs.