André Butzer

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André Butzer's (b. 1973) work is characterized by an intensive exploration of the limits and possibilities of the medium painting, while the artist develops a strong personal universe. André Butzer initially created expressive pictures of intense colours, marked by an artificially exaggerated reality; then an increasing abstraction prevailed, occasionally interspersed with figurative elements, while some of his recent paintings, the N-Bilder, concentrate on the energetic force of an elaborated contrast of maximum pictorial means. Apparently laid down in series, these works moreover manifest their own status of being non-transferable determinations.

"Butzer’s latest pieces make abundantly clear, the object of his practice has never been to defang the power of painting. The very opposite is true. In the newest series we see that the line has finally transformed from the explosive chicken-scratch of some of the earlier works to the resonant, fully active fields that now swell and tilt before our eyes with an internal energy that feels real in the kind of way only a successful abstraction can deliver. We may never have seen these paintings before, but it feels as though we have, or, at least, as though we should have. For my part, I have always believed that you know you have done something good when it looks like it has always been around, like it is so obvious you wonder why nobody ever thought of it before."

Daniel Mendel-Black, Mature Works in André Butzer, Galerie Max Hetzler, 2013

Image: Wer holt die toten Bienen ab?, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 250 x 190.5 cm.; 98 3/8 x 75 in.

Selected Works

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Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions



André Butzer: Artist Book - Galerie Max Hetzler

André Butzer: Artist Book

H2P I Hetzler Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2018
Edition of 50 copies, plus 3 A.P., each with an original artwork

Galerie Max Hetzler @ Kurfürstendamm 213, Berlin - Galerie Max Hetzler

Galerie Max Hetzler @ Kurfürstendamm 213, Berlin

André Butzer

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris, 2017

€ 3.00



Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00

André Butzer - Galerie Max Hetzler

André Butzer

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2013
With texts by Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb and a discussion with the artist

€ 35.00

André Butzer - Galerie Max Hetzler

André Butzer

Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin 2009
With an essay by Travis A. McMichael III

€ 20.00

Always There - Galerie Max Hetzler

Always There

Haluk Akakçe, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Mark Grotjahn, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Anselm Reyle, Kay Rosen, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2008
With a text by Gudrun Inboden

€ 40.00

Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin - Galerie Max Hetzler

Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin

Werner Büttner, André Butzer, Björn Dahlem, Günther Förg, Thilo Heinzmann, Thomas Helbig, Georg Herold, Andreas Hofer, Erwin Kneihsl, Albert Oehlen, Markus Selg, Thomas Struth, Thomas Zipp

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2007
With a text by Katrin Wittneven and a conversation between Max Dax and André Butzer

€ 35.00

Carbonic Anhydride - Galerie Max Hetzler

Carbonic Anhydride

Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, Shannon Bool, André Butzer, Terry Haggerty, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Won Ju Lim, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Sarah Morris, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Yves Oppenheim, Thomas Struth, Kara Walker

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2006

€ 35.00

Works on Paper - Galerie Max Hetzler

Works on Paper

Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Graham Little, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Chloe Piene, Jorge Queiroz, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2005
With a text by Kirsty Bell

€ 35.00

Chips und Pepsi und Medizin - Galerie Max Hetzler

Chips und Pepsi und Medizin

André Butzer

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2003
With a text by Thomas Groetz (German / English)

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