About The Work
With vibrant elements of spray paint amidst thick, decisive brushstrokes, André Butzer’s work explores a stunning range of color within a contained canvas, capturing an almost divine rhythm within them.
André Butzer is one of Germany’s most relevant contemporary artists who founded the Akademie Isotrop in Hamburg. Butzer continues to have frequent international coverage in arts publications with over 290 worldwide exhibitions including prestigious institutions such as MUMOK, the Kunsthalle Nuernberg, and works in the collections of MOCA Los Angeles, LACMA, Sammlung Goetz and the Scharpff Collection, amongst many others. A self proclaimed "colorist", Butzer's body of work has progressed from chromatically-intense large scale figurative paintings rife with pop-culture references, to seemingly "minimalist" black and white abstract paintings, all of which allude to "NASAHIEM", Butzer's created non-imaginable, non-picture-able space from which all his paintings begin in and move towards.
Born in 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany Lives and works in Altadena, California.
Carbon 12 was established in 2008, initiating a comprehensive, firmly global, program of institution-grade artists. Internationally active, Carbon 12 continuously introduces and promotes both established and emerging artists to the UAE contemporary art scene, supplementing its 5-6 annual exhibitions with diverse contextual activities including publications and talks that actively engage the public and educational institutions. The playful, organic process that constitutes the creative production of Carbon 12’s artist base is facilitated and mirrored by its location in Al Quoz.