Essays

Katja Blomberg (2010):
Dream and Trauma

The decision to become a painter was made in 1989, at the time the wall came down. Norbert Bisky lived through those events in East-Berlin. He was nineteen, came from a family of staunch communists and had occasionally visited the Alte Nationalgalerie to marvel at Walter Leistikow’s painting “Grunewaldsee” which was refused by the jury in 1898. read more

Mark Gisbourne (2006):
Norbert Bisky

Among the most successful of the new generation of German painters his works often create a puzzle for the viewer. For as paintings they do not pursue the flatness and two dimensionality of high modernism, and neither do they show the at times acerbic neo-expressionism of his teacher Georg Baselitz. read more