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Günther Förg

German artist Günther Förg (1952-2013) is known for his geometric abstract paintings and for his photographs, especially of the emblematic architectures of Modernism. However, the pictorial gesture and the human figure also played a role in his work, whether in painting, photography or even in the few sculptures he made during his career. As a young artist with a degree from Munich’s Kunstakademie, Förg was influenced by the works of Blinky Palermo, Cy Twombly and the American ‘Colour Field’ painters.

Whether with his series of grey paintings, of which he produced one a week for three years from 1973 to 1976, or the mural paintings whose 96 pieces he made between 1980 and 1994, his approach to painting was definitely conceptual and systematised. Experimenting with various supports while working on his grey paintings, he discovered lead towards the end of the 1970s, making several large-format series on that heavy material laden with strong symbolic meaning.

Artworks

  1. Günther Förg Città Universitaria, 1985

    Photographies noir et blanc
    180 x 120 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Apport FOCUNA
    Acquisitions 1997
    © Photo : galerie Bärbel Grässlin

  1. Günther Förg Untitled n° 41/92, 1992

    Acrylique sur feuille de plomb montée sur bois
    180 x 110 cm
    Apport FOCUNA
    Acquisition 1997
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : galerie Bärbel Grässlin

  1. Günther Förg Untitled n° 48/92, 1992

    Acrylique sur feuille de plomb montée sur bois
    180 x 110 cm
    Apport FOCUNA
    Acquisition 1997
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : galerie Bärbel Grässlin

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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