May – June 2023
For the first time painted on canvas, eight paintings spread out individual dabs or spots of color. They modulate and shift the primary colors, red, yellow and blue together with added flesh tones. They lay bare the building blocks as well as the coloristic and historical heritage of André Butzer’s paintings, which are neither merely figurative nor merely abstract but complete beings of the unison and presence of color, closely interwoven and solidified. Every layer, block or patch of color coheres with the directions of the canvas. Contrary to their opulent dispersion, all expressive marks mutually resonate with one another and thereby create the delicate balance of the painterly whole.