1952, Füssen, Germany // 2013, Freigburg, Germany
Günther Förg was a German artist known for his paintings and photography. He rose to prominence in the late 1970's making black monochrome paintings in reaction to the minimalist painters of the decades before. In the 1980's he became heavily influenced by Bauhaus, its ideals and the remaining architecture. By photographing the formal buildings in odd perspectives and showing imperfections or additions he showed the fragility of these once idealist buildings. These photographs also show his interest in windows, particularly the formal function and potentiality of the frame, or in painting, the grid. These grid paintings, in which he often looked back at artist like Mondrian, would take up most of his oeuvre of the 1990's.