Günther Förg

Günther Förg - Galerie Max Hetzler Videos

Since the early 70's, Günther Förg has been producing an extensive body of work, including experiments on abstraction and monochrome painting, against the general trend of figurative painting predominant in Germany in the 80's. Wall paintings, bronze sculptures, large format photographs, portraits or architectural views, as well as drawings and graphics witness the diversity of his approach. Universal concepts of form, mass, proportion, rhythm and structure constitute a common thread in his work. More recently, Günther Förg surprised with brighter and more gestural paintings, resulting from an intuitive approach to colour and composition, renewing again his artistic practice.

"Art, artists, architecture, landscapes, films and literature are all constant sources of inspiration for Günther Förg, and the notion that art is generally more likely to be derived from other art than from nature comes through in his various work cycles and series as well. His spontaneity of conception and dynamic gesture is contrasted with complex references and their associated meanings. Förg is concerned with self-reflecting experience and self-analysis in painting. By referring to the most diverse of artists from widely varying eras and styles of the 20th century, he brings out individual positions that were arguably of unparalleled relevance to artistic practice in subsequent decades, while at the same time he links periods and ideologies that were often mutually contradictory."

Bernd Reiss, Günther Förg: Paintings, Walls, and Photographs in Günther Förg 1987-2011, Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2012

Image: Untitled (1), 2009, acrylic on canvas, 185 x 225 cm

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions

Biography

Publications

Günther Förg - Galerie Max Hetzler

Günther Förg

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2017
With a text by Matthias Buck

€ 30,-

la mia ceramica - Galerie Max Hetzler

la mia ceramica

Lynda Benglis, Ida Ekblad, Lucio Fontana, Günther Förg, Liz Larner, Fausto Melotti, Navid Nuur, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Josh Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an introduction by Edmund de Waal

€ 35,-

REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

1987–2011 - Galerie Max Hetzler

1987–2011

Günther Förg

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2012
With a text by Bernd Reiß
Catalogue PDF

Out of print

Always There - Galerie Max Hetzler

Always There

Haluk Akakçe, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Mark Grotjahn, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Anselm Reyle, Kay Rosen, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2008
Text by Gudrun Inboden

€ 40,-

Works on Paper - Galerie Max Hetzler

Works on Paper

Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Graham Little, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Chloe Piene, Jorge Queiroz, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2005
Text by Kirsty Bell

€ 35,-

Bilder / Paintings 1973–1990 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bilder / Paintings 1973–1990

Günther Förg

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2004
Editor Dr. Thomas Groetz
Text by Siegfried Gohr and an interview by
Thomas Groetz with Günther Förg

Out of print

Oktober am Fenster - Galerie Max Hetzler

Oktober am Fenster

Günther Förg

Günther Förg / John Ashbery
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2004
Editor Hans Werner Holzwarth
With poems by John Ashbery
Edition of 300, signed and numbered

€ 100,-

Günther Förg - Galerie Max Hetzler

Günther Förg

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 1997
Text by Johannes Gachnang and an interview with Günther Förg by Denis-Laurent Bouyer and Godeleine Vanhersel (german) 

€ 35,-

Stations of the Cross - Galerie Max Hetzler

Stations of the Cross

Günther Förg

Exhibition organized by
Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne / The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
Published by Edition Julie Sylvester, New York 1990
Text by Reiner Speck

Out of print

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1990 

€ 20,-

Summer 1989 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Summer 1989

Günther Förg, Cristina Iglesias, Ettore Spalletti, Jan Vercruysse, Franz West, Christopher Wool

Joost Declercq, Gent; Max Hetzler, Cologne; Luhring Augustine, New York; Peter Pakesch, Vienna; Marga Paz, Madrid; Mario Pieroni, Rome; 1989

Out of print

Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Axel Hütte, Jon Kessler, Hubert Kiecol, Jeff Koons, Meuser, Heimo Zobernig - Galerie Max Hetzler

Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Axel Hütte, Jon Kessler, Hubert Kiecol, Jeff Koons, Meuser, Heimo Zobernig

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1986

Out of print

Carl Andre, Günther Förg, Hubert Kiecol, Richard Long, Meuser, Reinhard Mucha, Bruce Nauman, Ulrich Rückriem - Galerie Max Hetzler

Carl Andre, Günther Förg, Hubert Kiecol, Richard Long, Meuser, Reinhard Mucha, Bruce Nauman, Ulrich Rückriem

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1985

Out of print

Günther Förg - Galerie Max Hetzler

Günther Förg

Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart 1983
Text by Paul Groot (german)

Out of print

Selected Press

News