Günther Förg - Untitled
x3 acrylic on canvas. 160 x 140 cm. Förg 02
Commenting on Günther Förg's formal structure, the art historian Bernd Reiß says:
“Shapes of lines, frames, bars, stripes, crosses, grids and nets have been important elements in Förg's oeuvre since his very beginnings as an artist. These shapes remind us of architecture or of architectural elements such as windows and doors, and they add structure and rhythm to his paintings. Yet the effect is not three-dimensional or illusionist. The terms of architecture are indispensable components and a frequently recurring motif in his pictorial composition.” (Bernd Reiß: Günther Förg: Bilder, Wände, Fotografien, in: Galerie Max Hetzler (ed.), Günther Förg 1987-2011, exhib.cat., Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2011, p.7).