Born in France in 1989, Mitch Brezounek is based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria since 2016. He graduated from the Beaux Art Academy of Lorient, France and obtained a bachelor’s degree in plastic arts. He was member of the art collective Ouest Fisting from Lorient (2013 - 2017) part of the underground graphic culture with fanzine, silkcreen print, DYE, video and other. His first solo show “Incubus” was curated by Voin de Voin in 2017 at the independent Æther gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. Among his other solo shows are: “Venus Ritual”, Gallery L’Union, Plovdiv, (2018); “How to become the best artist in the world”, Institut of contemporary art Bulgaria, Sofia, (2021).
His work has also been exhibited in many curatorial group exhibitions and projects such as:
- 2020 - “Force of attraction II”, Sariev Gallery, curators Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
- 2020 - Sofia Art Week, Æther gallery, Sofia, curator Voin de Voin
- 2020 - “#sarievselfisolation”, Plovdiv, curator Vesselina Sarieva- 2019 - “Background young artist”, Danchovata house, Plovdiv, curator Sariev gallery
- 2019 - “Life in Plastic”, Fluca - Austrian cultural pavillon and artnewscafe, Plovdiv, curator Sariev Gallery
- 2019 - “The Goods of Time”, Goethe Institut Bulgaria, Sofia, curator Anastasya Skvortsova
- 2019 - “Art Start. Young artists to follow in 2019”, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, curators Vessela Nohzarova and Stefka Tsaneva
- 2018 – “Schock und schreken”, Goethe Institut Bulgaria, Sofia, curator Stefka Tsaneva
"The work of Mitch Brezounek is global absurdity, desecrating art of all kinds. His work is an aesthetic confusion, a risk of failure, not necessarily at odds with the rational, it confronts the viewer with his own Normality. Each of Mitch’s work is a critique of human absurdity but also holds a certain poetry. Mitch also offers a version of it in his film “How to become the best artist in the world”, this work symbolized the perilous process of learning the profession of artist. Brezounek’s art makes it possible to talk about complicated things in a “simple” way because there is no reasoning to reconstruct. We perceive through laughter or dismay the problems that something poses. Whatever the reaction, the work operates in all cases."
- Avelina Lispter
Installation view from the exhibition "How to become the best artist in the world", 2021.
How to become the best artist in the world, 2020.
- Material: VHS video 35'