Günther Förg - Untitled

Günther Förg - Untitled - image-1
Günther Förg - Untitled - image-1

Günther Förg


Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 100 cm. Signed 'Förg'. Signed and dated 'Förg 2000' verso on canvas.

Grid structures dominate. A brown, brown-yellow structure on a black ground and over that a fine grid of pink and pinky-white, laid like a build-up of glaze. Despite all the spatial rapprochement and repetition, Günther Förg creates open, and above that denser webs of layouts. He thus opens up a broad field for pictorial association in the piled and superimposed grids, a network of sketchy, loose horizontal and vertical brush strokes, comparable to rapid hatching, in order to capture an architectural situation such as a view of a vibrating cityscape with buildings and streets in the dark, occasionally illuminated by the lights of advertisements. This is in contrast to the artist's nervous, vague discourse. Förg may refer to leading representatives such as Piet Mondrian or other Dutch De Stijl artists, but here he does exactly the opposite: he sketches the exact, the absolute of geometric abstraction of modernity and cultivates the erratic and provisional. Förg is aware of the historic source from which he provocatively distances himself.


The present work is registered in the archive of Estate Günther Förg. We would like to thank Michael Neff from Estate Günther Förg for kind confirmation of this work's authenticity.


Private collection, Switzerland

Lot 639 D

30.000 € - 40.000 €

64.480 €