Spielplatz, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Spielplatz, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Seebad, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Seebad, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Schonung, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Schonung, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Schnorchler, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Schnorchler, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Promenade, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Promenade, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Pinenstrand, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Pinenstrand, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Pine, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Pine, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Küste, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Küste, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Informacion, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Informacion, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Fussballplatz, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Fussballplatz, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Dünen, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Dünen, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Böschung, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Böschung, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Badende, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Badende, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Aussicht, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Aussicht, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Weg, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Weg, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Ufer, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Ufer, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Tretboote, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Tretboote, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Therme, 2005

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Therme, 2005

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Strandhütten, 2004

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Strandhütten, 2004

colour print

26 x 35 in. (68 x 90 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Distanz, 2006

installation at Corkin Gallery

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Distanz, 2006

installation at Corkin Gallery

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

Distanz, 2006

installation at Corkin Gallery

Berlin-born artist Grit Schwerdtfeger completed her studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, where she currently lives. Her 2007 series, Distanz, invites the viewer into a visual world of casual beauty found in familiar spaces of leisure: beaches, spas, parks. Removed from place and time, the settings reflect a quiet sensitivity, captured in a modest format, central perspective, and layered symmetries. The artist maintains a controlled distance from the scene, always allowing the subdued colours of the landscape to reveal a reserved detachment. Within the serene order and harmony of the photographs, a sense of vacancy lingers. Human interaction is evident: traces of a domesticated landscape relate to the long-lasting relationship between nature and culture.

 

Schwerdtfeger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including a DAAD fellowship to study in Cuba, and a one-year residency at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid. Her work is included in corporate and private collections in England, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Canada.