Bruce Breckenridge is a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor emeritus, 1968-2006.
Throughout his seemingly disparate bodies of work, Bruce’s maintains a common theme where familiar objects, symbols, and shapes, organize themselves into expressive and geometric magnetic Implosions.
Although His work takes several distinct directions, ranging from digitally printed tile murals, to industrial slip casted sculptures.
Consistently it is informed by mass production through both his appropriation of everyday objects and his use of industrial techniques.
Objects historically personal in size and use: tin cans, baby toys, and twigs. Are made ceramic and intertwined with traditionally ceramic utilitarian objects: tiles, platters, and cups.
References to typography, signage, and Trompe l’oeil, are equally ubiquitous among his work further echoing his exploration of mass production.