Andy DENZLER

Andy Denzler was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1965 where he still lives and works. Denzler graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2006. His paintings present his own perception of the world. They are created as snap-shots, freeze-frames and distorted movements, which stylistically combine Photorealism with Abstract Expressionism. At once a paused film still and an exercise in sweeping abstraction. The result somehow suggests an action scene that is frozen at chosen moment in time. Denzler achieves the unique and specific aesthetic of his paintings by applying alternative layers of heavy impasto detail with flowing horizontal brush strokes. In his work Denzler also frequently alludes to other media, with his titles and subject matter often referring to cinema. His paintings are divided into four groups: “Portraits”, “Interiors”, “Figures & Landscapes” and “Zone Paintings” translated into paintings, drawings and sculptures.

 

Denzler’s works have been exhibited in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Europe, America and Asia. In 2012, he was included in a solo  exhibition “Empire Inc”, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany and “Developing Landscapes”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea, in 2014 in a solo exhibition “Distorted Moments” at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany and 2018 “The Dark Corner of the Human Mind”, Kunstforum Vienna, Austria.

 

His work has been acquired e.g. by the Hirshhorn Musuem, Washington DC, USA, the Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Montreal, Canada, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK, Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, Museum of Modern Art of Moscow, Moscow, Russia, the White House in Washington DC, USA, the Museum Würth in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, the Burger Collection in Hong Kong, the White Cube Collection in London, UK and the Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein in Eberdingen, Germany.

 

  • Abstracting the Real

    Abstracting the Real

    Geneva

    September 28, 2018 - October 12, 2018

  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • Andy Denzler - The Painter's Room

    Andy Denzler - The Painter's Room

    Paris

    May 04, 2018 - May 17, 2018

  • Andy Denzler / Fragmented Identity

    Andy Denzler / Fragmented Identity

    Monaco

    June 23, 2017 - July 08, 2017

  • Monochromaniac

    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

    London

    May 04, 2016 - May 20, 2016

  • Andy Denzler - Sequences

    Andy Denzler - Sequences

    Geneva

    April 23, 2015 - May 09, 2015