Norbert Schwontkowski

June, 30th - November, 3rd


Ostendorfer Straße 10, Worpswede


Norbert Schwontkowski (1949-2013) is one of the most important North German representatives of contemporary figurative painting. His works fascinate through portrayals of the everyday and the absurd, which he turns into seemingly surrealistic, poetic overall images in mostly perspective-less pictorial spaces.

Schwontkowski studied from 1968 to 1973 at the Bremen College of Design and at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg; From 2005 he held a professorship for painting and drawing in Hamburg. His works were shown in numerous exhibitions from the early 1980s, including Brigitte Seinsoth († 2012) and Udo Seinsoth, who presented the contemporary artistic avant-garde from 1981 to 2012 in the gallery at stone cross. The gallery owners from Bremen drew up one of Schwontkowski's first solo exhibitions in 1984, followed by another seven from 1988 to 2007. The exhibition included a large private collection of works from various stages of the artist's work, including oil paintings, works on paper, and artist books from the Barkenhoff.

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