Günther Förg

  • , Günther Förg A Game of Chess March 6 - April 1, 2021March 5 — April 10, 2021 • Paris, Turenne , 2021
    Günther Förg A Game of Chess March 6 - April 1, 2021March 5 — April 10, 2021 • Paris, Turenne
  • , Untitled, 1995
    Acrylic on canvas
    250 x 413 cm
    98 3/8 x 162 5/8 in
  • , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
  • , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
  • , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on lead on wood
    150 x 115 cm
    59 1/8 x 45 1/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • , Untitled, 1998
    Acrylic on canvas
    250 x 420 cm
    98 3/8 x 165 3/8 in
  • , Ledoux II, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux V, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux III, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux VI, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux XII, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux X, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux VIII, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux I, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Ledoux XIII, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    45 x 55 cm
    17 3/4 x 21 5/8 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • , Untitled, 1996
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 1990
    Acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
    60 x 50 cm
    23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • , Ledoux XI, 2000/2013
    Black and white photograph
    250 x 130 cm
    98 3/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • ©  Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
    , Untitled, 2005
    Acrylic on wood
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
    © Günther Förg, Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Ana Drittanti
  • , Untitled, 1998
    Acrylic on canvas
    90 x 110 cm
    35 3/8 x 43 1/4 inches
  • , 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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