Günther Förg, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Simoens Gallery

Signature: signed, dated twice 1989 and 14/8/89 and inscribed IV

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

About Günther Förg

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.

German, 1952-2013, Fuessen, Germany, based in Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Exhibition Highlights

2016
MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, 
Memmingen, Germany,
FÖRG- Günther Förg aus der Sammlung Kopp

Solo Shows

2016
MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, 
Memmingen, Germany,
FÖRG- Günther Förg aus der Sammlung Kopp

Group Shows

2017
Düsseldorf,
Matière - Josef Albers and Postwar Abstraction
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