Andy Denzler Berlin 1968

Dimensions:
100 x 180 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Andy Denzler Distorted Face I

Dimensions:
80 x 70 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Andy Denzler Dissolving Waves

Dimensions:
140 x 120 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Andy Denzler I Know What You Are

Dimensions:
80 x 100 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Andy Denzler Nico

Dimensions:
80 x 100 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2006

Andy Denzler No Man's Land #1848

Dimensions:
200 x 150 cm

Description:
Pigment print, edition of 10 + 2 A.P. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Andy Denzler Edge of Desire

Dimensions:
150 x 150 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Andy Denzler

Description:
Image © Oil on canvas. Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Andy Denzler Untitled

Dimensions:
80 x 70 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Andy Denzler

Description:
Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Andy Denzler Waterfall Crossing

Dimensions:
70 x 100 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Andy Denzler

Description:
Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Andy Denzler Detached

Dimensions:
70 x 70 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Private collection.

Created:
2010

Andy Denzler Untitled

Dimensions:
70 x 100 cm

Description:
Acrylic on canvas. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Andy Denzler Sea Breeze

Dimensions:
70 x 100 cm

Description:
Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image © Andy Denzler. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

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Andy Denzler
Paintings

The abstract photo realism of this painting does not point to the «clarity» of the image, to its homogeneity, but to a diffracted image, marking the loss of focus, the attempt to catch the subject in its movement; it pierces through the momentary density.

Following a series of exhibitions on fragmentary distortions (Distorted Fragments, Art + Art Gallery, Moscow, 2010), the inherent movement of painting (Motion Paintings, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, 2010), or the study of human nature and the human ex-posed through nature (The Human Nature Project, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, 2010); following a recent exhibition on the states of interiority (Interiors, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, 2011), and an exhibition on the critical threshold of painting’s contemplative dissonance (Dissonance and Contemplation, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, 2011), a critical evaluation of Andy Denzler’s painting imposes as a means to observe the filmic and cinematic aspects of our movements in the smudging and the irregularities of contemporary painting, in order to approach the suspension of sensibility and the «development» of images. Movement is, in fact, one of Denzler’s distinctive marks, yet not the movement in its continuous, homogeneous aspect, nor in its dispersion, or in the fuzziness that constitutes it as movement (motion blur), but the movement as fragmentary distortion of the traces that shelve the presence continuously.

Denzler actually succeeds in exposing the sub-painting, the under-painting, the underlying stratum, the groundwork, that which subtends the entire visuality.

Sabin Bors

Denzler actually succeeds in exposing the sub-painting, the under-painting, the underlying stratum, the groundwork, that which subtends the entire visuality. The abstract photo realism of this painting does not point to the «clarity» of the image, to its homogeneity, but to a diffracted image, marking the loss of focus, the attempt to catch the subject in its movement; it pierces through the momentary density and the clot of the present.

Denzler’s portraits are sensible descriptions of fragile states, they depict the delicate becoming of life pellicles. By dissolving the physiognomy of the face, the painting superposes the stratums, it imprints into the portrait, it emphasizes the printing of the portrait.

Excerpts from a text written by Sabin Borș due to appear in Andy Denzler’s catalog for theDeveloping Landscapes exhibition, 26 April – 27 May 2012, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju. More information on this exhibition will be posted on Anti-Utopias in the upcoming weeks.

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