Week 1 / Course (engl.) –
What does it mean to be a painter in 2015? Can you still trust painterly transformation? Katja Blomberg's put it into the following words: 'Bisky has lived through many of the events he paints: on the edge of the tsunami in Thailand, during the attacks on a famous Mumbai hotel or after the sudden death of his younger sibling. During such times: Life means being thrown back on oneself. The seconds in which everything is hurt, when waves of love and loathing mingle, are brought to the canvas by Bisky with an immediacy supplementing K.R.H. Sonderborg‘s energy-charged paintings with a late variation which can be described as figurative art informel.'
Norbert, born in Leipzig in 1970, lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts; further places of study included Madrid and Salzburg. His works have been shown in many exhibitions at home and abroad, and are represented in collections such as the MoMA in New York. Using powerful colours, he reformulates personal experiences of terror. He has traveled in Brazil and is heavily influenced by world media it’s scenes of beauty; sexuality, violence and destruction play strong roles in his works. During 2008–2010 Norbert Bisky was guest professor at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). In 2013 he designed the stage-set for the performance of Masse at the Berlin State Ballet.
Some of his recent exhibitions were presented at Kunsthalle Rostock (2014), MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2014), MARTa Herford (2012), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012), Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully (2011), Haifa Museum of Art (2011).
Please also go to see: www.norbertbisky.com