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Günther Förg


Füssen, Germany, 1952-2013 Switzerland


German painter, sculptor and photographer. He stud­ied at Fine Arts School in Munich from 1973 to 1979. He met an inter­na­tional suc­cess very early, exhibit­ing his works to the world at the age of 22. Gun­ther Forg worked with paint­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy, a reflec­tion on moder­nity. His archi­tec­tural pho­tographs from the time of Bauhaus face the test of time. His abstract paint­ings fre­quently fea­ture signs of the great Amer­i­can abstract painters of the 1950-60s. The first single exhibition took place at the gallery Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich in 1980. In 1992 his work could be seen at the documenta IX, followed by an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1995.  Select solo exhibitions include Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2015); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2015); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2014); Sammlung Grässlin, Sankt Georgen (2012); Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2009).

see also
June 24—August 31, 1989
Another objectivity

Photography, Contemporary Art