André Butzer

Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin 2009
With an essay by Travis A. McMichael III

André Butzer developed his own form of expression by reacting to the non-figurative paintings by Albert Oehlen, the colour range of Edvard Munch and Asger Jorn’s dense and bright compositions. Influenced by German Expressionism, André Butzer shaped a style of intense colours, which produce an artificially exaggerated reality with overreaching and sometimes apparently grotesque forms. His work equally shows figurative elements which are often referring to comic-like figures.

[...] In this recent series of grey paintings graphical elements appear such as dots, spirals and geometrical forms. The background surface is no longer saturated with thick layers of paint. Only graphical strokes of coloured lines are running in angular forms parallel to the edges. The composition is truly different from the colour paintings. Fewer motifs are depicted and the resulting effect represents a crucial contrast between the two series.

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Essay: Travis A. McMichael III
Publication date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 40 x 41 x 0.4 cm

€ 20.00€ 16.00

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André Butzer

Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin-Mitte

2009

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