Norbert Bisky (b. 1970, Leipzig, Germany) is a central representative of contemporary figurative painting. Growing up in the GDR, Bisky witnessed the daily reality and eventual collapse of a totalitarian state. In his work, the artist combines this experience with impressions from the fall of the Berlin Wall and his varied travels. His paintings often depict scenes of sexuality and beauty, as well as chaos and destruction, in bold, intense colours and soft pastel tones.
Norbert Bisky releases an edition of prints of his 2020 painting PASCAL, and all proceeds will go to supporting Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. and Save the Children.
Pascal is not only a popular first name but also a physical unit of pressure specified by the International System of Units (symbol: Pa). The unit is defined as one newton per square metre and quantifies internal pressure and tension. These qualities can clearly be read in the facial expression of the screaming young man, who seems to burst into a swirl of abstract colour scraps.
Each print from the edition is individualized by the artist and therefore unique. The edition is available for 72 hours, starting 5 April 2022, 6 PM CEST.