Günther Förg

Günther Förg

Born in:

1952-2013

Nationality:

German

Birthplace:

Fuessen, Germany

Based in:

Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Biography:

Günther Förg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and is part of a post-war generation of German artists who reacted against Modernism. His diverse body of work includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing, often in combination. Förg was one of the pioneers in exhibiting multi-disciplinary works, pre-dating much of installation art. Though stylistically diverse, his works share an interest in fragmentation and the political climate of his era in German. He has been historically categorized as an abstract and Minimalist artist (though his work does include some figuration). Förg is known for the use of brightly saturated solid colors, though one of his most famous series is a body of black-and-white photographs of international Bauhaus architecture, taken between 1980 and 2006.




Untitled

1988


Gouache on light cardboard


49.8 x 35.1 cm



Untitled

1988


Gouache on light cardboard


49.8, x 35.1 cm



Untitled

1988


Gouache on light cardboard


49.8, x 35.1 cm



Untitled

1990


Gouache on light cardboard


76 x 56 cm



Untitled

1987


Acrylic on lead on wood


120 x 90 cm



Untitled

1987


Acrylic on lead on wood


120 x 91 x 4 cm



Bronze Relief

1988


Bronze


80 x 50.2 x 6 cm



Untitled

1993


Acrylic on paper


42 x 30 cm



Untitled

1993


Acrylic on paper


42 x 30 cm



Untitled

1992


Acrylic on paper, in ten parts


49.5 x 37.7cm



Untitled

1997


Gouache on paper


32.5 × 40 cm



Untitled

2001


Acrylic on lead


45 × 35 cm



Untitled

1995


Acrylic on lead laid on wood


180 × 110 cm