Günther Förg

  • , 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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  • Selections - Online Viewing Room


    May 11 - 22, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to share with you a selection of new artworks by eleven artists the gallery represents. Entitled "Selections", the presentation takes place in our newly built 'viewing room.' It all began with the idea of expanding the experience of seeing art to a digital space where distance, simulation, and digitally constructed environments prevail, temporarily. These works in which body, figure and the identities’ essence are evident in the casting should have been presented for the first time this spring at Art Monaco, Art Brussels, and TEFAF New York, events which have either been postponed or canceled. Thus fostering proximity with an assembly of talents from the gallery, the ‘viewing room’ offers the possibility to encounter each work in a digital environment.

    Text by Alexis Vaillant
    Curator and writer
    Former Chief-curator of CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux (France)

    With works by:
    Nathaniel Mary Quinn
    Ewa Juszkiewicz
    Tom Wesselmann
    Vaughn Spann
    Brent Wadden
    Günther Förg
    Tursic & Mille
    Johan Creten
    Chloe Wise
    Markus Lüpertz
    John McAllister


    Link to the Online Viewing Room here


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