Wandarbeiten | Wall Paintings
The first comprehensive catalog of German artist Gunther Förg’s 140 wall paintings is the focus of this substantial exhibition catalog for the Deichtorhallen exhibition, Hamburg (2015). When creating the wall works, Förg approached individual rooms with the intention of clarifying and adding rhythm to their spatial structure. Using vivid color and almost designlike elements Forg created a second set of canvases. As critic Max Wechsler wrote, “the layout of Förg’s space and image presentation merge quite naturally … structures come into play, atmospheres are evoked and feelings aroused; [and] a complex system of relationships reveals itself, which simultaneously break it all up and hold it together.” Throughout his career—from his early monochromatic works to architectural photographs and abstract paintings—Förg explored the legacy of the modernist aesthetic in a postmodern age. Facsimiles of Förg’s detailed wall drawing sketchbooks are reproduced for the first time.
Hardcover / 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches / 384 pp / 165 color
Retail Price: $130.00