Do you remember that old technology called a video player? And the way the picture jumped on the screen when you hit pause? That's the thing that springs to mind when you consider the blurred, seductive oil artworks of Swiss artist Andy Denzler.
His distinct style merges nostalgic photorealism with abstraction, something he achieves by alternating bands of unmoving detail with flowing horizontal sweeps of his brush. “I’m principally concerned with addressing time and evoking a narrative through composition, light, and motion,” he says. “I depict time by applying a filter of blurred movement.”
Andy trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule and the F&F Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich, both schools of applied arts, as well as at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. In 2006 he graduated as Master of Fine Arts from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. He lives in Zurich.