Norbert Gramer, Ph.D., born in 1951, started painting and drawing very early, lives in Remagen, a small town located along the river Rhine in Germany.
Since 1970 different solo and group exibitions in Germany and France.
The watercolors, drawings, and graphics are about different themes concerning the destruction of the environment: All paintings deal with the narrowing of the biosphere not only of endangered species, but besides that they show the consequences of overpopulation, the mindless prey on whales and their commercialisation in attraction parks, the consumption of all natural landscapes in order to utilize and exploit their resources.
The oil paintings – also partly linked to the subjects of the watercolors - try to show the unreality and dissection of our reality. Though their kind of technic and illustration indicates links to René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, and Max Ernst, they do not represent dreamlike internal psychical processes, but pick up religious, political, and social themes and so depart from their surrealistic models – they are rationally surrealistic.
The kind we all treat our environment is not only a political concern but a task for everybody. Art can contribute to a new awareness toward nature by abstracting everyday life, by provoking anger and causing compassion with all creatures. That will only ultimately accomplish when we give up our compartmentation and to think only in categories of benefit and profit and accept our roots with the natural environment and our responsibility.
A part of any sale is donated to a Conservation or Environmental Organisation like Audubon Society, Greenpeace, BUND – Friends of Earth, WWF, The Wildlife Conservation Society, Panthera, and other organisations that try to protect and to preserve the environment.