Leonhard Hurzlmeier is a young German painter whose work lies between the worlds of geometric abstraction and representational painting. To complicate matters further, his traditional application of paint immediately calls to mind familiar techniques of early 20th century art. He injects his works with an emotional heft you might not expect from a subject that, at first glance, might look more like a character from a video game. His paintings achieve a tension between mathematically derived forms and the countless imperfections in the tiny curves and lines that manage to bring these very forms to life. At the heart of all of Leo's portraits is a kind of humor one experiences in daily life…a humor that hints at existential conflict without forgetting that at the end of the day we all have to floss and do a little yoga.
Leonhard Hurlzmeier (b. 1983) has exhibited at Andreas Grimm, Munchen and Rachel Uffner, New York.
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