Gunther Forg

 

 


Biography

Günther Forg was born in 1952 in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Art Informel member, Karl Fred Dahmen. He produced sculpture, paintings, and photographs that were deeply immersed in the realm of Modernism. His early style contained strains of Cy Twombly and Ellsworth Kelly. In the early 1980s, his mode of production transitioned towards linear patterns or portraits painted onto aluminum sheeting. At the same time, the use of photography began to surface in his work, as well. These photographs were primarily large formats depicting architectural sites. His later work was punctuated by the “Fenster-Aquarelle” or window watercolors. These pieces are crossbar forms in a grid, which create a frame for the watercolors without hindering their natural form.