Selfie, 2016 (detail)Beginning on May 4th, London’s Opera Gallery will be presenting ‘Between Here and There’ featuring the fascinating work of Swiss artist Andy Denzler.

Combining  a variety of medium, his work moves between abstraction and nostalgic photorealism, creating snap-shots of distorted moments; portraits of people that seem frozen in time and extracted from their original context.
Influenced by abstract expressionism from the 1950s and Swiss geometric painters like Richard P. Lohse, Andy Denzler spent more than a decade producing abstract art while developing his visual language. Because of his background in new media and computer graphics he was soon captured by the ideas of motion and distortion in his paintings. It is here when “Time” becomes the essence in Denzler’s work, focusing in the diffraction of the images in an attempt to catch the ephemerality of a single moment in such a way that can remind us of paused picture frame from VHS reels.

His latest series ‘Between Here and There’ explores the romantic idea of young urban creatives’ existence in the inner city life: a creative mind surrounded by the decay of buildings and a search for identity in a fast paced world.

“Between Here and There” runs through May 20 at Opera Gallery located on 134 New Bond Street, London. For more information visit:

Opera Gallery
Andy Denzler

2285, Milano Interior II, 2014

Milano Interior II, 2014, Oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

2294, Moments of the Past, 2014

Moments of the Past, 2014, Oil on canvas, 120 x 140 cm

2301, Woman Sitting on a Wildflower Chair, 2015

Woman Sitting on a Wildflower Chair, 2015, Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm

2352, Photo Frame Painting 13, 2015

Photo Frame Painting 13, 2015, Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm

2361, Solitary Vice, 2016

Solitary Vice, 2016, Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm

2372, Liquid Bedroom, 2016

Liquid Bedroom, 2016, Oil on canvas, 180 x 300 cm

Selfie, 2016, Brass, Edition of 3 + 2 A.P

Selfie, 2016, Brass, Edition of 3 + 2 A.P, 200cm x 69cm x 57cm

Walking woman with bag & scarf, 2014 (detail) Walking woman with bag & scarf, 2014, Bronze, Edition of 6 + 2 A.P., 36 x 14 x 11 cmAll images are © Andy Denzler Studio.

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