Blitz organizes each exhibition around a central theme. Please see below and learn about his most recent shows and running projects.

   THIS IS AMERICA    Boléro Gallery, Versoix, Switzerland 4 November - 16 December 2016  The paintings of  This is America  present   fragments of   objects and places from mainly New Jersey and New York City. They were photographed during the summer of 2015.  With  This is America  Blitz explores American contemporary material culture through which we see two elements in his current art.  In the first place the paintings of this exhibition further emphasize his frequent use of unconventional but strong compositions. You will find earlier examples of this element in Blitz' work on the Front Gallery page of this website. In the second place he has given an overarching meaning to the individual paintings on display by combining them in sensitive pairs. A precedent to this approach of conceiving paintings without a shared formal solution as an ensemble was established with  The Women, the Men, the Promise . You will see this triptych on the Front Gallery page of this website.  The objects and places in the paintings of  This is America  are as varied as everyday life itself and as a collection they offer a colorful introduction to all things American. In this personal portrait, this snapshot, of American society you find parallels, contrasts, beauty and controversy. With other words, this is America.   

THIS IS AMERICA

Boléro Gallery, Versoix, Switzerland
4 November - 16 December 2016

The paintings of This is America present fragments of objects and places from mainly New Jersey and New York City. They were photographed during the summer of 2015.

With This is America Blitz explores American contemporary material culture through which we see two elements in his current art. 
In the first place the paintings of this exhibition further emphasize his frequent use of unconventional but strong compositions. You will find earlier examples of this element in Blitz' work on the Front Gallery page of this website. In the second place he has given an overarching meaning to the individual paintings on display by combining them in sensitive pairs. A precedent to this approach of conceiving paintings without a shared formal solution as an ensemble was established with The Women, the Men, the Promise. You will see this triptych on the Front Gallery page of this website.

The objects and places in the paintings of This is America are as varied as everyday life itself and as a collection they offer a colorful introduction to all things American. In this personal portrait, this snapshot, of American society you find parallels, contrasts, beauty and controversy. With other words, this is America.

 

   ENCOUNTERS    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 12 February 2016; Espace de la Grenette, Nyon, Switzerland, 15 - 26 February 2016  Blitz observes with  Encounter s the human-as-tourist response the moment people encounter a landmark, a monument or a work of art. As a reference to the particle collisions inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider  Encounters  has been specifically curated for the European Organization for Nuclear Research.  At least once in their journeys around the world, tourists mentally collide with a vista or landmark that strikes them. This singular moment in time often triggers a fleeting response but a lasting impression. Through studied observation and a gut feeling for the right moment, Blitz captured people's initial reflections or surprising involuntary reactions. Sometimes the tourist attractions triggered a change in their facial expression, while other times there was a more contemplated response, like the couple posing for themselves in  Philadelphia.

ENCOUNTERS

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 12 February 2016; Espace de la Grenette, Nyon, Switzerland, 15 - 26 February 2016

Blitz observes with Encounters the human-as-tourist response the moment people encounter a landmark, a monument or a work of art. As a reference to the particle collisions inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider Encounters has been specifically curated for the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

At least once in their journeys around the world, tourists mentally collide with a vista or landmark that strikes them. This singular moment in time often triggers a fleeting response but a lasting impression.
Through studied observation and a gut feeling for the right moment, Blitz captured people's initial reflections or surprising involuntary reactions. Sometimes the tourist attractions triggered a change in their facial expression, while other times there was a more contemplated response, like the couple posing for themselves in Philadelphia.

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   THE ACANTHUS SERIES    Galleria Gino Marotta - ARATRO, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso, May 2019. Curators Lorenzo Canova and Piernicola Maria di Iorio. Precise dates will follow soon.  After years of travelling through Italy, Blitz  embarked on interpreting the Mediterranean architectural legacy with  The Acanthus Series , a new original exhibition project. His oil paintings depict examples of how conservation efforts have dealt with surviving Egyptian, Greek and Roman architecture from a simple sign attached to a Roman column on site to the rebuilding of an Egyptian temple far away from its original location. All paintings share the idea of protecting and preserving our architectural heritage, and literally underline this idea with an emblem in the shape of an acanthus rosette. 

THE ACANTHUS SERIES

Galleria Gino Marotta - ARATRO, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso, May 2019.
Curators Lorenzo Canova and Piernicola Maria di Iorio.
Precise dates will follow soon.

After years of travelling through Italy, Blitz  embarked on interpreting the Mediterranean architectural legacy with The Acanthus Series, a new original exhibition project. His oil paintings depict examples of how conservation efforts have dealt with surviving Egyptian, Greek and Roman architecture from a simple sign attached to a Roman column on site to the rebuilding of an Egyptian temple far away from its original location. All paintings share the idea of protecting and preserving our architectural heritage, and literally underline this idea with an emblem in the shape of an acanthus rosette.