Norbert Tadeusz – Paintings

September 7, 2012 – October 5, 2012


Schönewald Fine Arts opens on Friday, September 7th at 6 pm an exhibition with paintings by the artist Norbert Tadeusz. The show will present a cross section of his early works until those shortly before he died in 2011. Parallel to this exhibition there will be a seven part series, namely Nighthawks, on display at Böhm Chapel, Hürth, Jablonka Gallery. Tadeusz was one of the most productive and self-willed artists of German contemporary art. He left a unique Oeuvre behind. Tadeusz developed, apart from the well-known and mostly cited abstract forms in the 1960s, an imagery that enables interpretation and reminds us on the style of great masters in art history. With his complex imagery he frequently transfers the viewer into a perspective state of uncertainty, so to speak as if he looks down from above. With this spatial perspective he pulls the viewer out of his viewing habits and creates an effect of perspective alienation. “The transformation of the space and the body became for Tadeusz a way of reflection from picture to picture.” (Peter Joch: “Norbert Tadeusz: bodenlos!”). Tadeusz lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied painting from 1960 to 1961 with Gustav Deppe at the School of Applied Arts Dortmund, Germany, and from 1961 to 1966 at the National Art Academy Duesseldorf with Joseph Beuys, who appointed Tadeusz to one of his master students. In the following years he received a numerous awards, e.g. the Villa Romana prize. He taught as a professor at the National Art Academy, Düsseldorf, as well as at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany.


Installation images