Fusing European Expressionism with American popular culture, André Butzer has painted his way through the extremes of the 20th into the 21st century. With wide ranging influences, he has established a unique pictorial universe: NASAHEIM, a utopian, unattainable place where all colours are preserved and all worldly conflicts calm down.
Many iconic characters have come to populate this thrilling amalgamation of pop culture, art history and politics: His iconic characters: The homeless »Wanderer« striding toward an uncertain future, the »Woman«, mediating between the mundane and the celestial realms, who brings color into our world as well as the childlike »Friedens-Siemens« full of hope.
André Butzer, (b.1973) Stuttgart, Germany , lives in Berlin. Since 1996, his paintings have been the subject of numerous institutional exhibitions; solo exhibitions among others at IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen, Belgium; Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, Germany; Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany; Kunstverein Reutlingen, Germany; Museum of the Light, Hokuto, Japan; Växjö Konsthall in Växjö, Sweden; and YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China. Works of his are part of the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn; Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Hall Art Foundation, Reading; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin State Museums, Berlin, Germany; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Nationalgalerie / Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; LACMA, Los Angeles; MOCA, Los Angeles; Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen; Rubell Museum, Miami; YUZ Museum, Shanghai.