Günther Förg (1952-2013), born in Füssen, Germany, lived and worked in Areuse, Switzerland. The artist´s oeuvre is a complex body of work including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculptural works. Wall paintings - a central aspect of Förg´s art - appear throughout his career, and integrate the individual work into the conditions of a given space: often monochromatic color-field interventions into the formal system of architecture. Förg´s painterly formulations are a consideration of the medium itself, and are in dialogue with the heroes of contemporary painting - such as Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Ellsworth Kelly and Blinky Palermo - and with the aesthetics of Bauhaus architecture. Förg manages to redirect the media he employs by painting picture surfaces like a house painter, by composing rooms like a workman, by composing photographs a la Godard. Förg opens a space and invites us to take a walk in it, seeing through his eyes.
Coda 1996-98 From the portfolio Sequences Three etchings on Rives BFK rag paper. Each print 50 x 40 cm (19¾ x 15¾"), each signed and numbered. Edition of 60.
Günther Förg was born 1952 in Füssen (Germany), lives and works in Areuse (Switzerland). His painterly formulations are a consideration of the medium itself and are in continuous dialogue with the heroes of contemporary painting such as Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Ellsworth Kelly, Blinky Palermo and the aesthetics of Bauhaus architecture. Förg approaches the analysis of these important achievements in 20th century painting as a superficial "flaneur", but at the same time manages to keep things in subtle suspension. This triptych Coda was titled after a poem by Ezra Pound.
Wall Partition I 1986-93 From Wall Works Wall painting in white latex and yellow tempera; installation size according to the wall. Limited to 12 installations, with a signed and numbered certificate (gouache, 57 x 76 cm).
Wall Partition II 1988-96 From Wall Works Wall painting in two colors, with framed photograph 166 x 116 cm (65½ x 41¾ "); installation size according to the wall. Limited to 12 installations, with a signed and numbered certificate (gouache, 56 x 76 cm).