André Schulze is an abstract and surrealist painter specialising in the restoration and revision of old paintings. The artist is known for transforming German artworks from the 1900-the 1950s by painting contemporary imagery onto them and thus relocating them in the modern realm. André also stands out for his icy neon abstract landscape paintings.
André has a Fine Arts Diploma and MA from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. André is drawn to the obsolete, fascinated by architecture, advertising, technology, and cars from the past. Originally from East Germany, Dresden, André grew up in the early 80s in the German Democratic Republic. This period and East German and Eastern European architecture and landscapes strongly influence his works. In his vintage series, the artist collates photographs either taken by himself or discovered in old magazines and books and recreates them in his oil paintings. He enriches the refreshed scenes with highly surreal and sometimes ironic details, contrasting the real and the unreal, the past and the present, fact and fiction. In his recent abstract works, the artist experiments with bright colours and sharp juxtapositions, creating intensely surreal spaces with high radiance and depth.
André's paintings have been part of exhibitions and art fairs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. André currently works with several galleries in Germany. He was awarded the Eb-Dietzsch Art Prize for Contemporary Art in 2015 and has received various grants such as the Hegenbarth Scholarship and the Scholarship of Dresden. You can find his works in public collections such as the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.
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