Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.
Loosely narrative and frequently surreal, the paintings of Norbert Schwontkowski (born 1949) depict the world as simultaneously cartoonish and melancholic. His muted palette creates a subdued mood, while his carefully worked surfaces and minimal gestures convey an almost nightmarish intensity. This is the first publication in English to focus exclusively on his work.
Published by Walther König/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. Text by Susanne Pfeffer.
This extensive overview of recent work by German figurative painter Norbert Schwontkowski captures a serious mid-career artist at his best. From dark and haunting landscapes to strange scenes of human isolation or contemplation, Schwontkowski brings a playful, tactile sophistication to every canvas. In 2006, his work was seen at Luhring Augustine and Mitchell Innes & Nash galleries in New York.