is the youngest member within the successful and productive school of Germany´s master of the informel, K.O. Götz.
(From 1949 on, K.O. Götz was part of the COBRA movement, to which belonged artists such as Alechinsky, Appel and Corneille)
All his very famous pupils shine out by a high level of authonomy, which was not at least the result of the particularly demanding education of a likewise teacher.
Names such as Gerhard Richter, with his enormous stylistic multiplicy, Gotthard Graubner, Kuno Gonschior, Sigmar Polke, Rissa, H.A. Schult, Franz Erhard Walther and Paul Schwietzke, are examples of the artistic landscape within that school.
In 2004, the museum of Duisburg Küppersmühle exhibited the collected oevre of the above mentioned artists, this as a tribute to K.O. Götz for his 90th anniversary.
During his study period from 1973 to 1979, Paul Schwietzke developed a particular style, which was able to bring different artistic movements in a proper language together.
Elements of the earlier surrealism from someone like Max ernst, architectural landscapes from someone like Poussin, but also objects from artists like Picasso and Brancusi, seem to revive in Paul Schwietzkes paintings., due to a with humor peppered seriousness. Starting point of a transformed way of being. From the beginning on, Paul Schwietzke was fascinated by observation experiments. Later on, reliable observation shaping techniques would be deduced from it and be the source of inspiration for lots of picture motives.
Under the name "art of perception" he sometimes presents those techniques in a slide show.
Text: Prof. M.S. Heinrichs
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(Images: Paul Schwietzke)