Works in the Collection
California native Greg Breda is a self-taught contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Painting with acrylic paint on canvas, mylar, and paper, his work explores the strength, resilience, and beauty of the human spirit.
Sourcing media, memory, spiritual identity, and his imagination, Greg constructs a realistic central theme against minimal and abstracted backgrounds, persuading the viewer that the compelling conditions surrounding us could merely be challenging illusions. Often referencing ancient text, nature, and the language of flowers, the work then steps forward into reality (realism) in order to convey a level of clarity that is attainable through an illuminated spirit. Through his work, Greg seeks to encourage the viewer to envision being elevated, illuminated, and expansive.
Breda’s work has been exhibited at Patron Gallery, Tilford Art Group, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the California African American Museum, the Tilford Art Group, and others. Breda’s work is in a number of public and private collections, including the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Columbus Museum of Art.