Hand printed linocut on paper Ed. 10 + 1 E.A., 1 E.A. for the Bonner Kunstverein, signed and dated
5,000 € each
André Butzer's works range from monochrome abstraction to cartoon-like pictorial worlds in which pop-cultural and art-historical allusions are superimposed in garish colours. His painting, which Butzer himself describes as "science fiction expressionism", constantly oscillates between austerity and humour, danger and cuteness. Somewhere in this borderline area, the alert cat's gaze evokes "compassion and kindness" in the viewer, as art historian Thomas Groetz describes. André Butzer (born 1973, Stuttgart) has had solo and group exhibitions at the Metro Pictures Gallery, New York (2019); IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen (2018); Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2017) and Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2011), among others. His work can be found in the collection of the Nationalgalerie - Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Art Institute of Chicago and the MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others. Butzer lives and works in Altadena, CA.