We are delighted to be kicking off the new art year with Paul Pretzer’s first solo exhibition here at FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph.
Paul Pretzer (born 1981 in Paide, Estonia) paints scenes depicting fabulous creatures engrossed in absurd acts with allegorical still-life arrangements. His figures are usually placed in undefined spaces with staffage-like walls and empty doorframes. The fantastical projections that are created reveal stylistic connections to the works of Flemish Primitive painters such as Hieronymus Bosch, but also to the style of black comedy exemplified by Tim Burton. The artist currently lives and works in Berlin.
The exhibition opening will coincide with the launch of the eponymously titled book, "All the pleasure and all the pain". This is the first comprehensive book of Paul Pretzer’s work, published by the Kerber Verlag.