Swiss artist Andy Denzler combines a variety of mediums in his art practice, including painting, printing, graphic design, sculpture, and drawing. 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 moments, distorted in their movements, their timeframe artificially smeared and elongated into frozen eternities like the oscillating frames of a VHS tape hovering on pause.
Andy Denzler’s works dance between abstraction and reality. With the classic means of oil painting, the artist endeavors to conquer the borderlines between fiction and reality. He presents his own perception of the world in his pictures. The result is works that somehow suggest vigorous action at a frozen moment in time. “I’m principally concerned with addressing time and evoking a narrative through composition, light, and motion,” he says. “I depict time by applying a filter of blurred movement.”
About the artist: Andy Denzler trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule and the F&F Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich, both schools of applied arts, as well as at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. In 2006 he graduated as Master of Fine Arts from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. Andy Denzler lives in Zurich. Denzler’s works have been exhibited in one person shows and group shows in Europe and America, since 2010 also in Russia. In 2007, he was included in the exhibition “Kindheit” (Childhood) at the Museum Rohnerhaus in Lauterach, Austria. Works of his are owned, among others, by the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, the White House in Washington DC, the Museum Würth in Schwäbisch Hall, the Burger Collection in Hong Kong, the White Cube Collection in London and the KunstWerk – Sammlung Klein in Eberdingen/Stuttgart.