DUBAI.- Half of the world announced the 4th solo exhibition of acclaimed hobby painter André Butzer (born 1973) in Dubai, UAE.
In his latest paintings Mr. Butzer made for Dubai, he is exploring the most beautiful color ranges, and produces an almost divine rhythm within the works, and within all the 9 or so works together being installed in the wonderful gallery space Kourosh and Nadine will open with their respective keys and mobile phones to their friends, and to the general audience. People will learn a lot about these works, nobody knows what exactly, because it's too early to say, and in general, it's not something about which you can say, rather you can experience as such and react to as a whole human being or leftover being. Butzer has always painted like that, so, nothing new. New is boring. This type of 22nd century Mondrianism that we are going to see now is instead, friendly, entertaining, groovy and reliable. Let's do it. Art is OK.
Prof. Dr. Arno Gruen, USA
Born in 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA
André Butzer is one of Germany's most relevant contemporary artists who founded the Akademie Isotrop in Hamburg. Butzer continues to work with prestigious institutions such as MUMOK, the Kunsthalle Nuernberg, and works in the collections of MOCA Los Angeles, LACMA, Collection Goetz and the Scharpff Collection, among others.
A self-proclaimed "colorist", Butzer's body of work has progressed from chromatically-intense large-scale figurative painting to pop-culture references, to seemingly "minimalist" black and white abstract paintings, all of which are allude to "NASAHIEM", Butzer's created non-imaginable, non-picture-able space from which all his paintings begin in and move toward.
The exhibition is on view by appointment only.