ANDY DENZLER


Fractured

Opera Gallery Geneva is pleased to present Fractured, a solo exhibition featuring recent works by Swiss artist Andy Denzler.

We are creatures of habit, accustomed to living life with certain established routines. Being forced into lockdown for a few months has turned our lives upside down, has fractured our patterns and rhythms and has urged us to adapt in a short time to new ways of living. Caught in a strange time loop, this period of isolation has compelled the artist, like many of us, into an intense state of introspection and has resulted in his creating this series of highly charged canvases.

Denzler’s body of work places emphasis on elements of painting and erasure, gesture and removal, distortion and reality and thrives on the ambiguity between figurative and abstract, including some elements of chance. In this recent series, his visual language is asserted by leaving areas of the canvas totally bare, contrasting strongly with the paint-covered areas, thus suggesting the profound fracture this crisis has created in our society.

Our everyday world has grown smaller. Cut off from people and places outside our homes, we have been forced to rediscover our immediate environment, which has become our safe haven. Denzler has portrayed the psychological states of the sitters in their intimate surroundings, as they engage in a moment of reflection and pause to introspect. Faces and bodies are abstracted through his unique painterly poetic language, mirroring our current conflicted states of being. However, acknowledging that something is fractured is the first step in working towards healing...

Fractured VI, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
150 x 200 cm | 59.1 x 78.7 in
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Dog Days of Summer II, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
210 x 180 cm | 82.7 x 70.9 in
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Fractured II, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
120 x 140 cm | 47.2 x 55.1 in
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Fractured III, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
150 x 180 cm | 59.1 x 70.9 in
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Portrait in Black IV, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
42 x 30 cm | 16.54 x 11.82 in
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Woman on a Chair on White Gray, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
180 x 150 cm | 70.9 x 59.1 in
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Fractured I, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
150 x 180 cm | 59.1 x 70.9 in
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Girl With Olive Shirt on a Chair, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
140 x 120 cm | 55.1 x 47.2 in
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Couple, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
30 x 40 cm | 11.8 x 15.7 in
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Portrait of Victoria, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
60 x 150 cm (Overall) | 23.6 x 59.1 in
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Woman in a Bird Garment, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
200 x 150 cm | 78.7 x 59.1 in
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Floating Daybed, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
140 x 120 cm | 55.1 x 47.2 in
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Ghost Hunting, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
80 x 70 cm | 31.5 x 27.6 in
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Fractured IV, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
80 x 70 cm | 31.5 x 27.6 in
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Capetonians V, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
120 x 140 cm | 47.2 x 55.1 in
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Fractured VII, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
120 x 140 cm | 47.2 x 55.1 in
Available

If I Could Tell You, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
80 x 70 cm | 31.5 x 27.6 in
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Fractured V, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
70 x 80 cm | 27.6 x 31.5 in
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Capetonians I, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
140 x 120 cm | 55.1 x 47.2 in
Sold
Capetonians IV, 2020
Oil on canvas in artist’s frame
120 x 140 cm | 47.2 x 55.1 in
Sold