Introduction

At first sight, Olaf Breuning’s humoristic self-irony may appear simplified and accessible. But when one enters into his imagery, one discovers that it is rather more complex. The multilayered works comprise reflections on western society. While Breuning possesses the ability to see through our smug and hypocritical society, he does not dissociate himself from it. Instead, he takes part in it, accepting the conditions of our time and seemingly enjoying them.