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