*1952 in Füssen, Germany; †2013 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Woodcut254 x 132 cm
His work is defined as "art about art" because a substantial part of it involves a continuous, critical reaction to pictures that already exist. The pioneers of Modernism, from Piet Mondrian to Barnett Newman and Blinky Palermo, are the principle models that inform Günther Förg's investigations. This rigorous approach has become more relaxed since the beginning of the 1990s. Förg now more freely presents different artistic processes, which are often of a disarmingly basic simplicity.
© 2006, Günther Förg