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#André Schulze
#art history
#painting
#still life

March 28, 2024

Kate Mothes

A vintage oil painting of a vase of colorful flowers that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their tones

“Bouquet No. 17” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 29.5 x 25.5 inches framed. All images © André Shulze, courtesy of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, shared with permission

When the paintings that form the foundations of André Schulze’s compositions were made, people likely had never heard of a pixel. The German artist’s elegantly framed revisions of vintage originals (previously) playfully nod to the art historical legacy of still lifes while adding a contemporary, digital-inspired twist.

Schulze’s reimagined paintings nod to the way we view art today, often interacting on our screens, which flattens and sometimes distorts the work. He superimposes a geometric veil evocative of large pixels that draw from the original piece’s blooms and leaves, creating a blurred impression of a bouquet. The hue in each square is carefully selected to express tone and contrast among its neighboring tiles, distilling the details into a vibrant aura.

Limited-edition prints of “Bouquet No. 12” and “Bouquet No. 17” are currently available for pre-order from Paradigm Gallery + Studio, and you can find more on the artist’s website and Instagram. You might enjoy checking out his process in this recent video, too.

 

A vintage oil painting that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their colors

“Bouquet No. 12” (2023), oil on vintage painting, 19.25 x 17 inches framed

A vintage oil painting of a vase of red flowers that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their tones

“Bouquet No. 13” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 15.5 x 14.25 inches framed

A horizontal vintage oil painting of a yellow vase of red and white flowers that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their tones

“Bouquet No. 14” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 17 x 23.5 inches framed

A vintage oil painting of a vase of red flowers in an ornate frame that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their tones

“Bouquet No. 15” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 13 x 11 inches framed

A vintage oil painting of a vase of white and pink flowers that has been reinterpreted with a pixellated motif over the blooms, blurring them and simplifying their tones

“Bouquet No. 16” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 18.25 x 15 inches framed

#André Schulze
#art history
#painting
#still life

 

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