Books & Catalogues
Fragmented Identity - Damiani, Bologna, 2017
Andy Denzler combines a variety of media in his art practice, including painting,
sculpture, and drawing. His works respond to traditional portrait painting through
an expressive and multi-layered application of impasto oil paint and the subsequent
removal thereof, resulting in the morphing of the image.
Fragmented Figures - Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Andy Denzler`s new pictures captivate due to his brilliant painting technique,
oscillating between the figurative and the abstract. At the core is the human being,
mostly young and urban. Some of them are known to us by name: they are called
`Billie-Jean` or `Katharina`. They stood model and Denzler took photos of them,
for which the lighting was of paramount importance.
Between Here and There - Opera Gallery, London, 2016
In his new series Between Here and There, Andy Denzler explores the romantic
idea of an artist’s existence in the urban environment: a creative mind surrounded
by the decay of buildings, a search for identity within the fast - paced world.
Suspended Reality - Opera Gallery, New York, 2016
Denzler’s pieces are snap-shots of events that take place in the span of mere
moments, distorted in their movements, their timeframe artificially smeared
and elongated into frozen eternities.
Breakfast with Velázquez - Schultz Contemporary, 2015
Our eyes glide over the surfaces of the „Photo Frame Paintings“ as if we were
slipping and sliding down a snowy serpentine paths. We stand opposite snowy
figures which seem to be secret weapons against climate change, as if they
were hidden behind a wall off sleet. Denzler’s quiet, barren unreality is of the
highest painterly attractiveness.
SEQUENCES - Opera Gallery, 2015
Realism and abstraction, immobility and motion, softness and violence, control
and abandonment: the aesthetic and unsettling nature of Andy Denzler’s art lies
in ambivalence and paradox, an art practiced like a choreography in several acts.
100 Miradas - Al Arte Contemporaneo, 2014
Distorted faces speak to us about the influence of media on our society today. Trough portraits with touches about surrealism, Denzler appeals to the search of identity and at the same time critisizes the unreal beauty of the pictures we see on a daily basis.
Distorted Moments - Ludwig Museum 2014
His works move between abstraction and reality, using the classical applications of oil painting to broach the shifting lines between fiction and reality. Denzler's pieces are snap-shots of events that take place in the span of mere movements, blurred and distorted in their movements, their timeframe artifically smeared and elongated into frozen eternities.
Neo Expressionism - Zhan Zhou International, 2013
Empire Inc. Kunsthalle Rostock 2013
Developing Landscapes, Hypnotized, 2013
Andy Denzler, Motion Paintings, 2010
American Paintings - Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, 2005