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  • IM GEBISS DER ZEIT
  • IM GEBISS DER ZEIT
  • IM GEBISS DER ZEIT

IM GEBISS DER ZEIT

BEAUFORT LOCATION: SAINT-PETER AND PAUL CHURCH, OSTEND

Norbert Schwontkowski

°1949, Bremen, Germany 

Norbert Schwontkowski usually creates gloomy paintings: he places only one or two objects in a neutrally or minimally shaped background, as a result of which the objects seem to be floating. The spectator receives just enough information to deduce what is necessary. That is what gives his work such a strong contemplative power. In the Saint-Peter and Paul church Schwontkowski presented two paintings titled Im Gebiss der Zeit (In between time's teeth), each one of which was directly placed on the windowpane in the porch. There was a source of light behind the glass. By painting on glass he intervened with the space and with the explicit presence of the stained-glass window by Michel Martens.