The Painter's Room: Dark new works by Andy Denzler that capture moments in time

Black Painter's Room, 2018, Oil on canvas, 210 x 180 cm, Opera Gallery

More beautiful work has been unveiled by Swiss artist Andy Denzler. The Painter's Room is a new series of paintings, following his signature style of blurred lines with a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't type narrative. The boldly striped works are created with horizontal scrapes made by a spatula dragged across the still-wet canvas, as though a video has been permanently paused, capturing the present in a single transient, but captive, moment.

"I bring time and motion into the imagery, by using both time and motion. It’s an alla prima technique, painting wet-on-wet; I control the speed of the painting process, because there is a limited amount of time before the canvas dries," Denzler explains. "It's a very radical process."

Using photographs that he's taken with his Leica camera as a reference only, Denzler paints freehand to build layer upon layer of wet paint, before scraping the blurred lines across each artwork. The result is a collection of haunting abstract works, that leaves us wondering – what's happened before and what will happen next?

The Painter's Room will be featured at a new solo show at the Opera Gallery in Paris from 4 until 17 May 2018. To find out more about Denzler and his work, visit andydenzler.com.

Billie-Jean V, 2018, Oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, Opera Gallery

Billie-Jean V, 2018, Oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, Opera Gallery

Woman With 60's Chair, 2018, Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm, Opera Gallery

Woman With 60's Chair, 2018, Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm, Opera Gallery

Sleepwalker II, Diptych, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 300 cm, Opera Gallery

Sleepwalker II, Diptych, 2018, Oil on canvas, 200 x 300 cm, Opera Gallery

Venice Beach II, 2018, Oil on canvas, 120 x 140 cm, Opera Gallery

Venice Beach II, 2018, Oil on canvas, 120 x 140 cm, Opera Gallery

Study for Liquid Beard 2018, Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 cm, Opera Gallery

Study for Liquid Beard 2018, Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 cm, Opera Gallery

Andy Denzler at Opera Gallery

Andy Denzler at Opera Gallery