GÜNTHER FÖRG

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 1952-2013, Germany
Günther Förg was a painter, sculptor, and photographer who is the pioneers in exhibiting multi-disciplinary works, pre-dating much of installation art. Förg was born in Füssen, Germany and completed his studies in 1979 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. From 1992 to 1999, he taught at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. Since 1999, Förg has held a professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich.

Modern architecture has a significant impact on Förg’s works, becoming a central focus in his photography in his images of Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv and the IG Farben Building in Frankfurt am Main, as well as in his paintings. In the 1990s, many of his large-scale lattice images were created, demonstrating Förg‘s understanding of how to unite geometric rationality of form with an intuitive color scheme, to create moods and advance discussions. Förg’s works has been widely exhibited internationally. He has been historically categorized as an abstract and Minimalist artist (though his work does include some figuration).

In 1992, he was represented at the Documenta art fair, and in 1996, he won the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. His work can be seen in collections of the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, and the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, among others.

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