André Butzer

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André Butzer (born in 1973 in Stuttgart),[1] is a German painter.


Butzer was born in Stuttgart, Germany and lives in Rangsdorf near Berlin. He makes semi-abstract paintings that feature cartoon-like characters and objects.[2] Butzer is interested in the comic genre, whose ambivalence comes on the one hand from a childlike inflation of effect and on the other hand from an artificial lifelessness, set beyond morality.[3][4] Butzer’s work has been called Science-Fiction-Expressionism,[5] he is influenced by James Ensor, Willem de Kooning, and Phillip Guston.[6] In 1997, he helped to found Akademie Isotrop in Hamburg.[7]

Selected exhibitions[edit]


  • "André Butzer / Christian Eisenberger", Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz


  • "andré butzer | der wahrscheinlich beste abstrakte maler der welt", Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover[8]
  • "André Butzer", Carbon 12 Dubai[9]



  • "Imagination Become Reality: Ein mehrteiliger Ausstellungszyklus zum Bildverständnis aktueller Kunst. Part IV: Borrowed Images", Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
  • "Amerikanische Technik im Jahr 2017", Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Galerie Bernd Kugler, Austria
  • "Griessbrei für alle!", Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


  • "La nouvelle peinture Allemande", Carré d’art-Musée d’art contemporain De Nîmes, Nîmes



  • "Todall!", Galerie Hamelehle und Ahrens, Cologne


  • "Friedens-Siemense (Part 1)", Galerie Gabriele Senn, Vienna
  • "Wanderung nach Annaheim", Maschenmode, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin



  • "Akademie Isotrop", Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
  • "Der Realismus bereut nichts!", Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


  • "Ich bin Munch", Galerie Esther Freund, Vienna


  • Scharpff Collection
  • Taschen Collection
  • Goetz Collection
  • Rubell Collection

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "kestnergesellschaft". 
  2. ^ "Andre Butzer at Alison Jaques Gallery". 
  3. ^ Groetz, Thomas (2003). Painting and Good Health. Exhibition Catalog. Berlin. p. 7. 
  4. ^ Holzwarth, Hans W. (2009). 100 Contemporary Artists A-Z (Taschen's 25th anniversary special ed.). Köln: Taschen. p. 88. ISBN 978-3-8365-1490-3. 
  5. ^ "Andre Butzer". Alison Jaques Gallery. 
  6. ^ "Saatchi Gallery". 
  7. ^ "Andre Butzer". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-21. [view]=event&tx_cal_controller[type]=tx_cal_phpicalendar&tx_cal_controller[uid]=12&tx_cal_controller[lastview]=view-list|page_id-565&tx_cal_controller[year]=2011&tx_cal_controller[month]=05&tx_cal_controller[day]=27&cHash=9eff847c078b26f1186c516b900a3add
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