born in Bielefeld lives in Willich 1984-1990
Arts Academy, Düsseldorf
"Simone Nieweg belongs to the second generation of Becher students at the
Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Unlike her forerunners, who won international
acclaim with themes such as portraiture, architecture and interiors, she has
chosen a subject so unspectacular as to seem almost parochial.
Her work focuses on the suburban fields and allotments that are to be found in the populated and industrialised areas in the Ruhr and Lower Rhine regions of Germany. Devoid of human presence, these quietly beautiful colour photographs nonetheless attest to the profound human intervention in those seemingly unremarkable landscapes on the outskirts of the cities.
Nieweg's images are carefully balanced compositions which radiate a sense of precise perception and pure description. At the same time, her pictures are imbued with a subtle sensuousness."