André Schulze scours dusty thrift retailer bins and personal commercials for classic work and pictures created in the primary half of the 20th Century. The German artist restores the discovered artworks and then dramatically alters them by working straight on the canvas, layering every rendering with boldly new scenes: a stodgy bookworm finds himself in a sea of fish, an aged lady friends out her window solely to see a neighboring house ablaze, and a classic portrait is remodeled right into a feathered hybrid creature. The surreal additions are steeped in the artist’s distinct wit and humor that develop the decades-old narratives or that form a wealthy and complicated account inside his authentic non-vintage items.
Schulze’s whimsical work are included in Salvage, a bunch exhibition curated by Colossal’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief Christopher Jobson at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia. Inspecting how artists are revitalizing fragments of custom and tradition that have been destined to be misplaced, relegated to the periphery, or buried endlessly, Salvage opens on January 22 with a dwell speak with Jobson, Schulze, Debra Broz (previously), and Yurim Gough—tickets can be found on Eventbrite—and runs by way of February 20.
Discover extra of Schulze’s revisionary items on Saatchi Art.
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