Günther Förg (1952 - 2013) is considered one of the most important artists to emerge from the postwar German art scene. Known for his experimental and radical approach, the artist presents an oeuvre that embodies a critique of the canon of modern art. Deweer Gallery already exhibited his work in 1991, during the group exhibition ‘To Return To Base’. This was followed by various group and three solo shows: in 1995 and 2000 (with catalogue) and in 2013. This last solo exhibition is special for many reasons. Günther Förg, already seriously ill, drew the scenography of the exhibition himself from his home in Germany.
Even though Günther Förg has made important contributions to both architectural photography and sculpture, Günther Förg is primarily recognized worldwide as one of the most important abstract painters of the past 30 years. This exhibition of Deweer Gallery focuses on his contribution to painting. Förg masterly showcased the essence of colour, the importance of the gesture that makes the colour sensation possible and the importance and possibilities of the carrier.
Since January 2018, the Estate Günther Förg is represented by Hauser & Wirth. It is their mission to work on furthering Förg’s reputation in Asia and the United States.
Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam currently presents a retrospective exhibition ‘Günther Förg A Fragile Beauty’, until October 14, 2018. This exhibition will travel to the Dallas Museum of Art. Günther Förg had solo exhibition in the Deichtorhallen (Hamburg, Germany, 2015), Fundación Luis Sloane (Coruña, Spain, 2014-2015), Museum Brandhorst (Munich, Germany, 2014), Fondation Beyeler (Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, 2009-2010), the Essl Museum (Klosterneu-burg/Vienna, Austria, 2008), the Langen Foundation (Neuss, Germany, 2007) and the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel, Switzerland, 2006), amongst others.