Günther Förg, Coda


Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013)

Coda, 1996-98

Medium: Three etchings on Rives BFK rag paper

Dimensions: 50 × 40 cm (19 7/10 × 15 7/10 in)

Edition of 60: Hand-signed and numbered (each)

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Günther Förg, Coda

Discover the captivating world of Günther Förg‘s prints, encompassing intricate etchings, striking lithographs, and compelling woodcuts. Each piece unveils Förg’s mastery across diverse printmaking techniques, inviting you to discover his unique artistic expression.

Günther Förg (1952-2013), a distinguished German abstract artist, left an indelible mark on the postwar art scene with his comprehensive body of work that spanned painting, drawing, printmakingphotography, and sculpture. At the heart of Förg’s practice were his painting and printmaking, through which he embarked on a profound exploration of Modernism‘s legacy, aiming to forge a new iconography reflective of the contemporary zeitgeist. His artwork frequently engaged with and referenced movements such as Russian Constructivism, Italian RationalismAbstract Expressionism and Minimalism, showcasing his deep reverence for and critical engagement with the history of art. Günther Förg’s journey into abstraction and monochrome painting set him apart from the figurative painting trend then prevalent in Germany. His experimental approach was most vividly expressed in his celebrated lead series—acrylic paintings on lead sheets, mounted on wooden frames—that exemplified his innovative blurring of the boundaries between painting and sculpture, propelling the medium towards object-making. This series, in particular, underscored his unique ability to manipulate traditional materials in unexpected ways, challenging viewers’ perceptions and expectations of what painting could be. In his printmaking practice, Günther Förg demonstrated the same level of conceptual rigor and aesthetic innovation, extending his exploration of abstraction, color, and form. His prints are marked by a distinctive use of color blocks, geometric shapes, and layered textures, further enriching his investigation into the potentials of visual language and its capacity to convey complex ideas and emotions. Förg’s artworks, characterized by their intellectual depth and formal inventiveness, have been celebrated in major art institutions worldwide, including the Dallas Museum of ArtStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Brandhorst (Munich), Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Kunstmuseum Basel and the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid).


Limited Edition Print




Abstract Art, Geometric Abstraction, Minimalism, Contemporary Art

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