Human Perspectives – Opera Gallery Zurich, 2018
With his fragmented interior scenes and portraits, Andy Denzler is part of a group of contemporary artists who concentrate on figures and their representation in space. Not unlike Peter Doig’s ghostly figures or Yan Pei-Ming’s portraits painted with large brush strokes, Denzler paints the human figure - men and women who are anonymous and individualized at the same time. This group of international artists cast an insightful eye on our society through their figurative work. In our world overloaded with images, such artists were able to resist to the immediacy and urgency that the new media have to offer and give their images a new temporality, allowing the viewer to reflect and contemplate.
The Painter’s Room – Opera Gallery Paris, 2018
As a result of this original aesthetic, Denzler’s creations merge the figurative and the abstract. It is, in fact, the picture of a woman, a man, a couple that one can see on the surface of the canvas combined with large colored areas, moving surfaces and distortions. Denzler integrates figures and scenes from everyday life as captured through photography. Thus, figuration leaves room to non-figuration and all is united in a neutral palette, composed of more subdued colors such as flesh tones, ochres and browns.
Portraits. Figures & Interiors – BRAFA, Brussels, 2018
Another reason, is the fertile relationship that Denzler maintains between image and substance. There is a constant dialogue and mutual enrichment from these two poles. The paintings` subjects never end with the depiction of the image, nor is the act of painting reduced to a pure experimentation of the material. The viewer`s perception of the work wavers between pure abstraction and evocative portrayal. This experience is enhanced by the neutral and muted colors that the artist uses.
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 th 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 artificially smeared and elongated into frozen eternities.
The book makes the argument that, since perhaps the early Renaissance, the role fulfilled by painting has never been so vital or timely: in our image-saturated culture, digital technology has given painting and its slow, full resolution images a new lease of life.
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
These paintings are autonomous and at the same time part of a larger concept. Even regarded as single pieces, the connection between them should be kept in mind. This becomes ostensive as a sort of puzzle of a higher order, when the paintings, through hanging them accordingly, are put in opposition to each other ehre confrontation of opposing characters and political positions seemingly brings conflicts of historical relevance to a point.