November 13, 2015 Back To News

Paul Pretzer Hot Dog Party & Open Studio


Paul Pretzer who has been working in our New York studio since September and is soon wrapping up his residency.

To celebrate the completion of a new body of works, we’re throwing a Hot Dog Party cum open studio this Sunday, November 15, 3pm–6pm at the studio on 284 Grand Street, New York 10002.

In his new work, the painterliness is more expressive and composition pared down: a small sad donkey wails into the large abstract atmosphere, or in another painting, a goofy horse with a heroic cape pounces into a large field of vibrant pink brushwork. Now, single objects possess the gravitas to bind entire planes of abstraction.

Come join us for an afternoon of hot dogs, beers and art.

Paul Pretzer NY Studio 1 Paul Pretzer NY Studio 2 Paul Pretzer NY Studio 3
Artist Page

Artist Related News
Interview with Paul Pretzer in elemmental
Paul Pretzer – Danielle Cruz September 30, 2020 The original article in Spanish: DC: When we look at your paintings we often feel we’re in a fairy tale. There’s always a narrative we try to figure out. Is literature an influence to your work? PP: The influence can come from many places but literature… Read More...
Paul Pretzer is Top Six Must-See Figurative Painting Shows in New York
Paul Laster reviews on Galerie Magazine: "Referencing well-known Renaissance paintings, Paul Pretzer’s works depict classical characters in surreal situations. Fruits and vegetables levitate over the headless bodies of friars and shirtless men caress porcupines and rabbits, while a bearded man in a cape and white underpants transports a mouse by its tail. Using traditional painting techniques,… Read More...
“Lynch Meets Disney”: The Funny and Grotesque Vision of Paul Pretzer
Writer Tulika of ON ART AND AESTHETICS talks to Paul Pretzer. Here's an excerpt: Combining Vanitas motifs, Surrealist elements and fairytale themes, Germany-based painter Paul Pretzer creates images that are largely free of definite meanings. “They don’t want to be anything,” he points out, “but can be everything.” “Lynch Meets Disney” – says the artist,… Read More...
Click image to zoom