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b. 1973, Stuttgart, DE
Lives and works in Berlin, DE

André Butzer paints brightly colored grids, intensely black cosmic landscapes and monumental wide-eyed, white-gloved innocent figures. While explicitly an expressionist painter, the breadth of Butzer’s body of work reveals a tremendous amount of evolution in practically all aspects of his craft: style, medium, composition and subject matter. Butzer’s act of painting is inextricably linked to the experience of life and death itself, so much so that one becomes a self-reflection of the other in a seemingly endless cyclical paradigm. His works speak not only to his dream-like Nasaheim (a combination of NASA & Anaheim) but also to the politics and history from our reality that created these fantasies – what he calls ‘Science Fiction Expressionism.’ Every new iteration of style or subject is influenced by what came before it -– the past always brings us to the present and future of painting.

André Butzer (b. 1973, Stuttgart, DE; lives and works in Berlin, DE) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as Bayerisches Armeemuseum, Ingolstadt; Neue Galerie, Gladbeck; Kunstverein Reutlingen; Kunsthistorisches Museum/Theseustempel, Vienna; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; and Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg. Butzer has also participated in various important international group shows at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Emden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. His works are in important public collections, including the Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Kupferstichkabinett/State Museums of Berlin; LACMA; MOCA; Phoenix Art Museum; Scharpff Collection, Stuttgart/Bonn; and the University of Chicago.

André Butzer was represented by NINO MIER GALLERY from 2017 to 2024

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