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The End is Near
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Norbert Kox
The End is Near

Read the article Deep Waters: Glory and Shame by Norbert Kox


Yesu, the Glorious Christ
in the Pit of Hell
(He Has Tasted Death
That We Might Have Life)
1990


Death Angel Sodom's Root
(the Covering Cherub)
When He Reigns It Pours

1991


O Death Where is Thy Sting:
Yesu Christ, the Fountain of Life
1988


Pergamos
1995

BIOGRAPHY

Norbert Kox was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1945, on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. At seventeen he joined the army, where in his spare time he taught himself not only to paint, but to drink. After his stint in the service, he continued to drink heavily while working on custom cars and motorcycles for a living. He became a notorious member of the "Outlaws" biker gang, but "hit bottom" by his thirtieth birthday after a drug overdose. He swore off alcohol, gave away most of his possessions, and joined a conservative Pentecostal Christian group. As he studied the Scriptures, his perceptions of Christianity changed dramatically. Kox could no longer belong to any organized religious group; he now understood them to be the deception of evil forces. He saw pagan religious practice at the heart of this false representation of Christianity. For the next ten years he meditated, painted, and lived by himself in the woods near Suring, Wisconsin. Here he built a personal chapel and a "Gospel Road" with scripture-based messages leading through the forest. In 1985, he returned to Green Bay, studying religion and art at a branch of the University of Wisconsin, after which he took up painting full-time as his way of life.

CURRENT SHOWS

THE REALLY BIG SHOE SHOW II (Group Exhibit). August 10, 2001 - January 6, 2002. Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

CHAIR CITY (Group Exhibit) August 12 - November 3, 2001. "Chair City Auction" November 3, 2001. Sculpture by Norbert H. Kox, "One Scent: Seat of Miss Con Ception," starting bid $3,000.00. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.

UPCOMING SHOWS

WAR AND PEACE (Group exhibit) October 6, 2001 - September 2002. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

SOLO EXHIBIT (TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED). Date to be announced Plano Art Center, Dallas, TX.

TWO-PERSON EXHIBIT, WITH WILLIAM THOMAS THOMPSON (TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED) Date to be announced Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

FOUR OUTSIDER ARTISTS: THE END IS A NEW BEGINNING Norbert H. Kox, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas, Lonie Holley. November 29, 2000 - February 25, 2001. Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. More Info

DEEP WATERS: GLORY AND SHAME Solo exhibit, in conjunction with Matt Fink1s "Mostly Good Things" April 6 - 29, 2001. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. More Info

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS FANTASTIC ART April 11 - May 20,2001 A group exhibition of fantastic and visionary art from the international movement inspired by Fuchs, Giger and the techniques of the old masters. Includes work by Fuchs, Marlin, Brauer, HR Giger, Norbert Kox, and many others. Exhibiting 34 Artists from 14 countries many for the first time in Australia. This Orange Regional Gallery show is being prepared for tour throughout major venues of Australia. Orange Regional Gallery. Byang and Peisley Streets, Orange NSW Australia 250 kms west of Sydney, Australia. tel: +61 2 63615136 More Info

BOOKS

The End is Near! Roger Manley. Illustrated. Bio.

Wonders to Behold:The Visionary Art of Myrtice West ed. Carol Crown. Illustrated. Painting #10, Mother of Harlots, chapter written by Norbert H. Kox and accompanied by his painting Mother of Harlots: The Pie-Eyed Piper.

Apocalypse Culture II (warning! contains "adult" material and will be offensive to some people) chapter 46: Jesus/Lucifer Santa/Satan? The Apocalyptic Parables of Norbert H. Kox, by Adam Parfrey. Illustrated. Contains two color plates of Kox's paintings, plus black and whites.

MAGAZINE FEATURES

Raw Vision #14 The Apocalyptic Visual Parables of Norbert H. Kox, by Erik Weisenburger. Illustrated.

World Art Issue #16 The Gospel According to Kox, by Alice Joanou. Illustrated.

Flaunt Magazine, April, 2001 The Apocrypha of Norbert Kox, written by Richard Metzger, portrait by Jodi Wille. Illustrated.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Book on Kox's life and works, Title and date to be announced.

Sculpture for upcoming movie Saint Agnus.

NEWS

The Norbert H. Kox 1999 show, To Hell and Back, launched a controversy that is still being talked about. It turned out to be a good thing for the Neville Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Full Story

Kox1s sculpture entitled : "The Golden Sin" was largely responsible for picket lines in front of the museum and the onset of a 3 1/2 month editorial feud. This sculpture is referenced to Jeremiah 7:17-20, & 44:15-26. Full Story

See part of the controversial To Hell and Back exhibit including details of The Golden Sin and The Prodigal Bike: Ariel-Davidson (30 pictures of 15 artworks, just follow the doors) Full Story

The Two Witnesses, In January 2001, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom broadcast an episode of Disinfo Nation, hosted by Richard Metzger, in which the focus is on underground artists who deal with religious themes in a controversial fashion. Most of the half-hour episode is devoted to American artists Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) and Frank Bruno (Arizona) with their major works and an inside look at their studios.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Dean Jensen Gallery
Milwaukee, WI
Phone 414-278-7100

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
Phone 323-663-0122

Webb Gallery
Waxahachie, TX
Phone 972-938-8085

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