Andy Denzler, ‘Girl On a Brown Leather Sofa’, 2016, Opera Gallery

About Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler weaves nostalgic photorealism with gestural expression in his wholly original style of painting. He achieves the look of his works—at once a paused film still and a sweeping abstraction—by alternating bands of unmoving, impastoed detail with flowing horizontal sweeps of his brush. The result is works like Returning Native (2010) 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.”

Swiss, b. 1965, Zurich, Switzerland, based in Zurich, Switzerland