Zurich-based artist Andy Denzler’s work, which we spotted over at Booooooom, is a fuzzy, semi-surreal reminder of the times we live in. The paintings feel like paused VHS tapes, harsh analog moments captured on scratchy film, a now obsolete textural visual quality. Up close, you can see the softness of the oils and the haze of the brushstrokes, which lend the paintings a satisfying internal contradiction. Light against dark, hard against soft, new against old, we think (if you’ll forgive us for the impending pun) they’re worth pausing for. Click through to see some of our favorite pieces of Denzler’s, and for even more, visit his website.