Günther Förg

  • , Uffizio Postale, Rome, 1987
    B/w photography, unique
    282 x 5 x 135 cm (framed)
    111 x 2 x 53 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled (Mask), 1990
    Bronze
    46 x 30 x 30 cm
    18 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches
    Edition 2/3
  • , Untitled (Mask), 1990
    Bronze
    41 x 30 x 30 cm
    16 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
    Edition 2/3
  • , Untitled, 1994
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 130 cm
    59 x 51 1/8 inches
  • , Areuse, 1999
    Acrylic on lead on wood
    40,5 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
    Edition VI/X
  • , Bad Honnef Multiple, 1998
    Acrylic on lead on wood
    40,5 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
    Artist proof of an edition of 20 + 5 AP
  • , Untitled, 2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 80 cm
    23 5/8 x 31 1/2 inches
  • , Areuse, 1999
    Acrylic on lead on wood
    40,5 x 30,5 cm
    16 x 12 inches
    Edition IV/X
  • , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on canvas
    195 x 280 cm
    76 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches
  • , Untitled, 2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 80 cm
    23 5/8 x 31 1/2 inches
  • , Untitled, 2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    195 x 165 cm
    76 3/4 x 65 inches
  • , Untitled, 2007
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    200 x 240 cm
    78 3/4 x 94 1/2 inches
  • , Decke 5, 1998
    Acrylic on Canson
    173 x 123 x 5,5 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Water colour on paper
    55,3 x 67 x 3 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    168 x 198 x 4 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Water colour on paper
    55,3 x 67 x 3 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    203 x 253 x 4 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Water colour on paper
    55,3 x 67 x 3 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    168 x 198 x 4 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Water colour on paper
    55,3 x 67 x 3 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    203 x 253 x 4 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Water colour and pastel on paper
    55,3 x 67 x 3 cm (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 240 x 2,5 cm

The work of German artist Günther Förg encompasses a variety of media from sculpture to painting, ceramics to photography. Although Förg has worked in a variety of techniques and materials, painting remains his most important expressive medium.  He started his career in the 1970s in Munich, where he was influenced by Blinky Palermo and his proclivity for wall painting arose from his interest in architecture, reflected in his turning towards photography. After his early monochromatic paintings, Förg continued to explore modernist themes from postmodern perspectives. Gradually, he achieved a complete command  of color to create space and form, opening up new insights and perspectives in his painting. In his later works, which bear resemblance to the watercolors by Paul Klee, the color fields of Mark Rothko, or the scumbled marks of Cy Twombly, Förg has gone on to appropriate older strategies of picture-making, presenting them afresh.


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  • Förg in Venice, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice


    May 11 - August 23, 2019

    The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is collaborating with the artist estate on an exhibition of works by Günther Förg at the historic Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice. It follows on from the survey show, Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, which took place in Dallas in 2008, and brings together aver 30 pieces from the artist’s multidisciplinary practice- focusing on his paintings and lesser known sculptural work- to reflect on the expansive and intuitive methods of this manifold, intellectual artist.

    Dorsoduro, 874
    Venice, Italy

    Promoter: Dallas Museum of Art
    Photo: Günther Förg, Untitled, 2007 / © Estate Günther Förg, Switzerland - Courtesy of Matthew B. Gorson


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