1952 Füssen – 2013 Freiburg i. B.

Günther Förg already comes into contact with material-oriented abstract art during his studies with Karl Fred Dahmen at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Early on, Förg experiments with lead and aluminium as image carriers. The interplay of the material and the colour is central to this art. Colour and material arrange the picture surface according to their own laws.

A narrative element or a metaphysical charge of the portrayed is dispensed. His first solo exhibition takes place in the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery in 1980, followed by international exhibitions such as documenta IX. In 1993, Förg is appointed professor at the ZKM Karlsruhe and teaches there until 1999. From 1999 until his death, he is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

His interest in space, surface and architecture allows the artist to produce works on paper, panel paintings, wall paintings, photographic works, and sculptures. His photographic works play with the aesthetics of architecture, especially with the achievements of important buildings of the 20th century.