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Recent Commission
"Queen City Pride"
2014
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
14"x 18"



"Maslow's Theory"
2014
Acrylic, Ink and mixed media on Panel
25" x 28"





VIDEO
Thanks to Matt Weckel and the Wallbreakers for taking time to follow me around gathering surfaces and talking about my process. Presented to you in honor of my handmade ascetic in VHS format :) Enjoy!!!




"Eye Blossom"
Acrylic ink and mixed on book
2014
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Birds & Landscapes #1
Acrylic ink and collage on found paper
2014
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2013



"Pale Blue Dot"
Acrylic ink and mixed medium on 4 wood panels
4 ft x 4ft
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"Untitled Duck " study#1
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
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"Untitled"
Acrylic ink on book




"Untitled Bird study" #3
Acrylic ink on wood
13"x23"
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"Stop The Clock On This Cold Rock"
2013
Acrylic ink, spray paint and mixed on wooden panel.
3.5 ft x 4ft
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March 11th 2013..
After participating in 3 art fairs this past week i'm taking a breather out of town. Heres some footage i put together.

Filmed January 2013- March 2013





Painting / Installation at The (UN)Fair
march 2013
52nd st NY NY



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Welcome (Red)
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper






"Untitled Rapture"
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on assembled paper
20" x 24"




"Flight Study"
2012
Collage on paper
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Untitled Bird study
2012
Acrylic paint on wood





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"Two"
2012
acrylic ink on book jacket
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"We Fly Kites With Keys"
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
36" x 24"
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"Untitled" (Moose Study).
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
23" x 19"
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Mighty Tanaka presents:
Sooner or Later...We All Make The Little Flowers Grow
A solo show by John Breiner

Life, death and rebirth, the constant cycle of existence. Yet, the turbulence of a shifting dynamic on the planet has caused a major disruption in the natural order of things. In this modern age, the Earth's climate is increasing, causing certain aspects of flora and fauna to gain a foothold on developed land and take advantage of recouping expanses of once settled areas within the great American landscape. Through chaotic economic conditions and unforeseen disasters, devastating setbacks have allowed once expelled elements to creep back into the neglected expanses, reaping havoc on our forgotten structures. This encroachment of the wild upon once settled habitat symbolizes mans weakening grip on world. Mighty Tanaka is excited to bring you our next solo show, Sooner or Later...We All Make The Little Flowers Grow, featuring the thought provoking artwork of John Breiner. His juxtaposing views of the planets continual reclamation exemplifies the significant impact of our actions within an ever changing terrain.

Sooner or Later...We All Make The Little Flowers Grow suggests that humans have become an invasive species as the population has been growing with rapid acceleration. The natural world responds by enacting new systems to rapidly break down buildings and infrastucture. John Breiner references this to symbolize the decomposition of society and the spread of positivity to overcome all obstacles.

John Breiner uses a mixed media approach to his work that includes elements of photo transfer, acrylic paint, spray paint and illustration upon found books and old sheets of paper. Through his beautiful interpretations, the work comes to life, inviting the viewer to visit to take a step closer and unravel the contrasting enigma.



"Sleep is the cousin of death"
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on found surface
13" x 14.5"




"Cant Stop"
2008
Acrylic ink and mixed on book jacket
29"x 16"
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Outdoorsmiss
2012
Acrylic on wood
12"x12"




"It's Trife But ill Make it" (Planet Study #1)
2010
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
36" x 27.5"
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Invetro
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
28" x 38"
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"Tree City"
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
45" x 33"
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"Revolution # 3"
2012
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
41" x 28"
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"Cats Claw" #1
2011
Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
7 ft x 3.5 ft
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"Cats Claw" #2
2011

Acrylic ink and mixed on paper
7 ft x 3.5 ft
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"The Experience" ( The Happening)
Self portrait at 31

2012

Acrylic ink and mixed on book jacket
14" x 26"
Work on books: 2002 - 2013
Originally sparked after reading the book Fahrenheit 451 I started to work on books in 2002.
Over the years a onetime project has turned into an addiction.

Aside from the joy of finding and collecting discarded books, I feel as if we've become a creative team. First Attracted by their surfaces where light, water and time all provide marks of inspiration in me. I've gone further. I've become aware (books & I) are now competing with modern media, technology, and the disappearance of the handmade tradition. It's quite an uphill battle, and im not sure whos winning.

I tend to work on the end pages, where people look for the summary of the book. There’s no width of pages to scare anyone away an obviously a pictures worth a thousand words. People are busy these days and in an age of information overload I want to make my ideas accessible so I updated a format that’s conveyed information for thousands of years. Now they tell my story..


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(The inception of the books, )

"The Cold North Show"
P.P.O.W Gallery
Soho NYC 2003




This is the party of 5 series. These are a family of strangers i created portraits for. There is the Grand Ma, Grand Pa, Child, Mom and Dad. All Posing amongst beautiful backdrops dense enough to contain killers. The series became about balance. I created these five on the eve and ensuing days of Hurricane Katrina. On the Eve of the storm I witnessed a broadcast from a sunny beach at dusk and I knew that it would be very different in the morning. Who could have know what came next.


"Wolfen Berry" Party of 5 series
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book


"Herbie" (Party of 5 series)
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book


"BearPaw" (Party of 5)
2005
Acrylic ink &mixed on book



"LandShark" (Party of 5 series)
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book



"Wifey" (Party of 5 )
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book



Planets Getting Small”

2008
Acrylic ink on book
20.5” x 13”





"Cant Fly " (A Falconry Study)
2008
Acrylic ink on Book




"Now's The Time"
2008
Acrylic ink and Transfer on Book
20.5" x 14"





"Mongolian Woman study"
2008
Acrylic ink and spraypaint on book





“Planets getting small”
2007
Acrylic ink and mixed medium on book
16.5” x 12”
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"2009" ( howd we get here)
Acrylic ink on book
14.25" x 10"





"Last Dayz"
2008
Acrylic ink on book




"Trail Of an Elephant"
2006
Acrylic ink on book





"G.Dini"
Acrylic ink on Book




"Pressure"
2005
Acrylic ink on Book
9" x 22"





"No Hears"
2003
Acrylic ink on book




"Untitled Study"
2011
Acrylic ink on book





Trail of an Octopus
2006
Acrylic ink and print on book
15” x 11
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"Untitled Crab Book"
2005
Photo etching and acrylic ink on book





"Water World"
2005
Acrylic ink on book






“Untitled Pond Project”
2007
acrylic ink,spraypaint mixed media on book
Various deminsions @ widest / tallest 32” x 34.5”
In custom built frame

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"A Bridge Of Impasse"
Acrylic ink and mixed on Assembled paper
7.5 ft x 3.5 ft
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"A Mighty Heavy Load"
Acrylic ink and collage on paper




"Natures Camouflage"
Acrylic ink on book
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"Me,Myself and My Elephants Memory in the County of Kings"
57" x 27"
Acrylic ink, Spray paint and mixed media on Assembled paper
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“Pink Iguana”
Acrylic ink on paper
21” x 7”
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"Welcome" ( large)
Acrylic ink and mixed on Found paper
23” x 25”
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Dream study (small black and white)
Hand drawn transfer on paper
Limited edition of 13
4.75 “ x 7.5”
150.00

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"Dream Study" ( Color)
Acrylic ink and print on bookjacket
7.5 x 19.25
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"Field Theory "
Acrylic ink and print on paper
35” x 23 “
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"Columbia Street"
Acrylic and mixed on book
{image 30}(commission)




"Untitled"
Acrylic ink and mixed on book
{image 30} (Donation piece for Japan Tsunami relief)





Untitled Bear Head / Cow Head Study
Ink on paper
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"238 Melrose st"
Acrylic ink and mixed medium on found paper


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"It's Trife but I'll make it" (Planet Study #1)
Acrylic ink on paper
36" x 27.5"
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"The Collectors"
Acrylic ink and mixed media on paper
16"x20"
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"You & Die"
Acrylic Ink and mixed media on Assembled papers.
39.5” x 13”
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"Pumpkin Pond"
Acrylic ink and mixed media on paper
16 x 20"
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"Untitled Bird Study"
Acrylic Paint on wood
11" x 23.5"
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“Untitled Farm Couple”
Acrylic ink and print on book jacket
13.25” x 27.25”
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"Welcome"
Mixed on paper
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"Untitled Cart Study" (Ontario)
Acrylic ink and Transfer on paper (mounted on canvas)
12"x12"
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"And you Can Feel The Pressure Push"
Acrylic ink and mixed media on paper
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"Moving"
Acrylic ink and spray paint on assembled books
53" x 33"
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