Werner Büttner – The Marking of the Abyss, Marlborough Contemporary, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 18th April 2015
This is Buttner’s first solo show at the gallery. It is now nearly three decades since his show at the ICA with Georg Herold and Albert Oehlen, and so this is a welcome return. A part of the ‘Junge Wilde’ with Martin Kippenberger and Oehlen he has continued to make his mark through his paintings on the continental art scene for many decades.
As one sees here he questions our understanding and values through satire and irony to great effect. Alongside the nine larger works are C-prints and collages. The latter are of interest because they are a first step for his paintings.