German post-war artist Günther Förg is renowned for his critique of the modern art canon. His oeuvre is complex and varied, encompassing paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculptural works. The multi-disciplinary nature to his practice meant he resisted categorization, creating works that were unpredictable in style, medium and subject and that constantly challenged the boundaries between disciplines and movements.
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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.