Incredible work by Andy Denzler. Understandably, these much blogged about paintings seem to illicit an immediate comparison to Gerhard Richter and damaged videotape. I’ll give that to you on a purely visual basis, but there is an important difference in the intention of the process. Conceptually, Denzler’s figures emerge from “nothing” or the abstract, while Richter’s process deconstructs realism by removing you a step or two from the original. Whether or not they both end up in the same thematic place of memory/perception is a fun argument. I’ll buy the drinks.