Prominent German artist Günther Förg's (born 1952 in Füssen, DE; died 2013) oeuvre is complex and varied, encompassing paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculptural works. His style was abstract with a sustained focus on the geometric and was heavily influenced by modern architecture. Förg is best known for his monochrome wall paintings and experimentation with unconventional materials such as lead and wood through which he… Read more
About the artwork
Hora is smaller in size than other works in Förg's repertoire, but no less striking. This piece is a prime example of the artist's celebrated lead technique wherein he wrapped a lead sheet over wood before painting with acrylic. The combination of the heavy, rough surface and swift brushstrokes of color result in a sense of depth and density of color that makes Förg's works altogether unique. Typically minimalist, in Hora Förg explores the development of modernism through references to the color fields of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and the geometric and color abstraction reminiscent of the steep right angles of modernist architecture.