Werner Büttner: Plenty of Room for all Sorts of Happiness

The exhibition will be shown on both floors of the gallery space and encompasses new works made over the last two years together with a rich selection of paintings from the 1980s when Büttner first came to worldwide attention as part of a new generation of German artists. Imbued with a dark humour, Büttner’s work has for nearly four decades pursued one essential underlying theme: the pursuit of lucidity as a tool for survival in a sordid world.

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Werner Büttner, Viel Raum für allerlei Glück (Plenty of Room for all Sorts of Happiness), 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Viel Raum für allerlei Glück (Plenty of Room for all Sorts of Happiness)

oil on canvas

240 × 190 cm

Werner Büttner, Ein geschundener Gaul (A Flogged Horse), 2016, oil on canvas, 190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner

Ein geschundener Gaul (A Flogged Horse)

oil on canvas

190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner, Gerücht und Kontergerücht (Rumour and Counter-Rumour), 1985, oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Gerücht und Kontergerücht (Rumour and Counter-Rumour)

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Im Weinberg (In the Vineyard), 1981, oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

 Im Weinberg [In the Vineyard]

oil on canvas

71 x 154 cm

Werner Büttner, Maternité, 1983, oil on canvas, 190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner

Maternité

oil on canvas

190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner, Sozialstaatimpressionen (Welfare State Impression), 1982, oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Sozialstaatimpressionen (Welfare State Impression)

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Badende Russen (Bathing Russians), 1984, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Badende Russen (Bathing Russians)

oil on canvas

190 x 480 cm

Werner Büttner, Selbst die Schöpfung preisend (Self Praising the Creation), 1986, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Selbst die Schöpfung preisend (Self Praising the Creation)

oil on canvas

240 x 190 cm

Werner Büttner, Sturm auf die Bastille (Storming the Bastille), 1986, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Sturm auf die Bastille (Storming the Bastille)

oil on canvas

190 x 240 cm

Werner Büttner, Akt mit Geier (Nude with Vulture), 1984, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Akt mit Geier (Nude with Vulture)

oil on canvas

175 x 175 cm

Werner Büttner, Pfütze (Puddle), 1989, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner

Pfütze (Puddle)

oil on canvas

150 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner, Ein enttäuschter Elève verlässt das Haus von Luxus (Disappointed Pupil Leaves the House of Luxury), 1987, oil on canvas, 150 x 190 cm

Werner Büttner

Ein enttäuschter Elève verlässt das Haus von Luxus (Disappointed Pupil Leaves the House of Luxury)

oil on canvas

150 x 190 cm

Werner Büttner, Selbst als Hass-Engelchen, (Self-Portrait as a Little Angel of Hate), 1988, oil on canvas, 190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner

Selbst als Hass-Engelchen, (Self-Portrait as a Little Angel of Hate)

oil on canvas

190 x 150 cm

Werner Büttner, Durst (Thirst), 1989, oil on canvas, 190 x 190 cm

Werner Büttner

Durst (Thirst)

oil on canvas

190 x 190 cm

Werner Büttner, Verdampfung (Gone up in Smoke), 2017, oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner

Verdampfung (Gone up in Smoke)

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Diesmal, Made in Germany (‘Made in Germany’ this Time), 2016,  oil on canvas, 150 × 190 cm

Werner Büttner

Diesmal, Made in Germany (‘Made in Germany’ this Time)

oil on canvas

150 × 190 cm

Werner Büttner, Diat – Geißel der Postmoderne (Diets – Scourge of Postmodernity), 2017, oil on canvas, 150 × 120 cm

Werner Büttner

Diat – Geißel der Postmoderne (Diets – Scourge of Postmodernity)

oil on canvas

150 × 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Maria Magadalene, voll der Reue (Mary Magdalene, Full of Regrets), 2016, oil on canvas, 150 × 120 cm

Werner Büttner

Maria Magadalene, voll der Reue (Mary Magdalene, Full of Regrets)

oil on canvas

150 × 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Die Odyssee – glänzend besungene Morde (The Odyssey – Murders Extolled in Shining Song), 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Die Odyssee – glänzend besungene Morde (The Odyssey – Murders Extolled in Shining Song)

oil on canvas

240 × 190 cm

Sturmumtoste Ananas (Storm-tossed Pineapple), 2017, oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Sturmumtoste Ananas (Storm-tossed Pineapple)

oil on canvas

150 × 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Danke Frankreich (für Monsieur Monet und Hhle Lascaux) [Thank you France (for Monsieur Monet and Lascaux Cave)], 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Danke Frankreich (für Monsieur Monet und Hhle Lascaux) [Thank you France (for Monsieur Monet and Lascaux Cave)]

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Von Geworfenheit und Verstrickung (On Thrownness and Entanglement), 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Von Geworfenheit und Verstrickung (On Thrownness and Entanglement)

oil on canvas

190 × 240 cm

Werner Büttner, Ein drolliger Freund des Menschen (Polnisches Haubenhuhn) [Man’s Droll Friend (Polish Crested Chicken)], 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Ein drolliger Freund des Menschen (Polnisches Haubenhuhn) [Man’s Droll Friend (Polish Crested Chicken)]

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Das Statement der Carnivoren (The Statement of the Carnivores), 2017, Oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Das Statement der Carnivoren (The Statement of the Carnivores)

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

Werner Büttner, Blanket with Burn Holes and Reindeer Antlers with Notes, 1981, oil on canvas

Werner Büttner

Decke mit Brandlöchern und Rentierschaufel mit Notizen (Blanket with Burn Holes and Reindeer Antlers with Notes)

oil on canvas

80 x 70 cm