Giò Marconi is pleased to announce an exhibition of André Butzer featuring new paintings. This is the third solo show by the artist at the gallery since 2006.
André Butzer’s work addresses the medium of painting, exploring its history, its boundaries and possibilities. The artist’s early paintings are overrun with an almost psychedelic use of colours and often filled with biomorphic shapes, disturbing sneering figures, and masks with empty eyes reminiscent of Walt Disney characters. There are clear references here to the history of art, and in particular to Expressionism, but also to politics, comics and science fiction. Against backgrounds of almost grotesque colour, the artist combines reality and Utopia, the past and the present, in fact, Butzer himself has described his work as “Science-Fiction Expressionism”.