Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #01, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #02, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #03, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #04, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #05, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #06, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #07, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #08, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #09, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #10, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #11, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #12, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #13, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #14, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #15, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #16, 1993

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Schwerdtfeger, Grit

und Lisa, #17, 1993

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9.5 x 11.5 in. (24 x 29 cm)

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.