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Andy Denzler

Black Water I

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March 16, 04:09 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Andy Denzler

b. 1965

Black Water I

signed Denzler, titled, dated 2013 and numbered #2215 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

70¾ by 59 in.

179.7 by 149.9 cm.

Executed in 2013.

Opera Gallery, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exh. Cat., Koblenz, Germany, Ludwig Museum, Andy Denzler / Distorted Moments, 2014-15, illustrated p. 71

“[Andy Denzler’s] works are statements in their own right, powerful and individualistic. Having had an early start in moving and still images – working at a young age as a photographer and filmmaker within the realms of media and design – Denzler developed a particular curiosity for that which is not obvious: surfaces, nuances of color and textures. More than ten years ago, his abstract painting techniques led him to figurative art. Drawing from his own photographs and public domain images, he paints internationally renowned political figures as well as icons of the entertainment industry. The complexity of the generously applied layers of paint is the foundation of his work. His trademark is distortion, which he achieves by using a palette knife to blur the wet paint, usually in a vertical fashion. Through this process, he builds volume and dynamism. Landscapes are brought to life, garments flutter, the content becomes part of an unwritten story.”

– Ildegarda Scheidegger, “The Power of the Painted Image,” in Andy Denzler: Distorted Moments (Koblenz: Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz, 2014), p. 6.