Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler is a Swiss artist born in 1965, who lives and works in Zurich.
He studied Applied Arts at the Kunstgewerbeschule and the F&F Schule für Gestaltung, in Zurich and subsequently, Art at the University of California - Los Angeles at the Art Center of Design – Pasadena. In 2006, he attained the Master of Fine Arts of Chelsea College of Art and Design – London.

In his art, Denzler integrates knowledge acquired from a background in new media and computer graphics with a colour palette that is inspired by old dusty Polaroid cameras and the abstract expressionist movement of the 1950s. Denzler expresses realism and immobility whereby the basis for his works are photographs that he has taken himself. He uses photos of landscapes, portraits of people he knows, mirroring sequences of everyday life in its simplicity. Through this procedure, Denzler shows a wish to control, using these photos as a guide to his paintings and their storytelling. He adds a dramatic character to his works with the use of the Impasto technique and he then softens the effect in certain places of the canvas, by delicately disporting the image from a flowing form figurative to a more abstract style. His creations are full of motion, passion, violence and beautiful visual balance. As Denzler said during an interview, he is “principally concerned with addressing time and evoking a narrative through composition, light, and motion”. He follows a similar path and concept to create his bronze sculptures.

His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe, the United States and Asia. They are part of prestigious collections such as: the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, the Denver Art Museum, the Kirstefos-Museet in Oslo, the Credit Suisse and the Davi Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
  • Andy Denzler / Fragmented Identity

    Andy Denzler / Fragmented Identity


    June 23, 2017 - July 08, 2017

  • Monochromaniac


    New York

    November 18, 2016 - December 03, 2016

  • Andy Denzler - Suspended Reality

    Andy Denzler - Suspended Reality

    New York

    October 21, 2016 - November 03, 2016

  • Between Here And There

    Between Here And There


    May 04, 2016 - May 20, 2016

  • Andy Denzler - Sequences

    Andy Denzler - Sequences


    April 23, 2015 - May 09, 2015