André Butzer, ‘Aladdin and the Magic oil Lamp’, 2010, Carbon 12

About André Butzer

With a combination of abstraction and figuration inspired by art history, comics, politics, and animation, André Butzer's paintings are at one sinister and humorous. He balances large, vaguely recognizable biomorphic forms within chaotic, multicolored backgrounds and heavily textured monochromatic fields, establishing a style that he terms “science-fiction Expressionism.” His works, like Blue Smurf (2009), Entombment of Winnie the Pooh (2010), and Aladdin and the Magic Oil Lamp (2010), reveal Butzer's bow to the colors and subjects of animation and popular culture, but with an abstract and darkly humorous edge.

German, b. 1973, Stuttgart, Germany, based in Rangsdorf, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
André Butzer, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
Aspects of German Art (Part One) - Revisited, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
André Butzer, Metro Pictures, New York