Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings’
‘Modern Paintings’ is the title for a group of works made since 1997 from pictures found in flee markets and cheap auctions, discarded by students or donated by friends.In the process of its transformation, each painting is cleaned and a layer of acrylic primer is applied to the front surface. All paint is peeled off the canvas before the canvas is washed in a washing machine.The patches of paint are then assembled in the manner of ‘crazy paving’, re-applied to the canvas reversed back to front, and the painting is re-stretched on a stretcher adapted from (or similar to) the original

Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A26 (green, purple, blue and grey abstract, Manchester, April 1999)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
126 x 117 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2010-0099



Modern Paintings No. A47 (blue and red abstract, Manchester, August 2007), 1997-2007
Reclaimed paint on canvas
68 x 76.5 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2011-0128



Pavel Büchler
'Modern Paintings No. A25 (orange swirl, Manchester, April 1999)', 1997-2007
Reclaimed paint on canvas
117 x 117 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2011-0144



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A35 (blue wavy pattern, Manchester, June 1999)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
61 x 58 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2009-0082



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A37 (fragment of grey, blue, orange, red and white geometric abstract, "Malaise", Manchester, July 2000)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
37 x 44 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2009-0080



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A39 (crouching male figure in brightly lit window, Manchester, July 2000)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
130 x 67 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2010-0098



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A31 (cartoon characters on brown ground, Manchester, April 1999)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
69.5 x 114 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2010-0100



Pavel Büchler
'Modern Paintings No. A44 (townscape with floating blocks, Manchester, August 2007)', 1997-2007
Reclaimed paint on canvas
101 x 61 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2011-0146



Pavel Büchler
'Modern Paintings No. A43 (yellow telephone, "Rob Tono", Manchester, August 2007)', 1997-2007
Reclaimed paint on canvas
112 x 24 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2011-0145



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings No. A33 (black, red and white chess board pattern with green stripe, Manchester, June 1999)’
Reclaimed paint on canvas
41.5 x 90 cm
Unique
BÜCHLER-2010-0101



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings’
(installation view at Museum Tinguely, Basel)



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings’
(installation view at Museum Tinguely, Basel)



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings’
(installation view at Museum Tinguely, Basel)



Pavel Büchler
‘Modern Paintings’
(installation view at Kunsthalle Bern)