Gunther Forg

Nationality: German

Birth Year: 1952

Place of Birth: Fssen, Germany


The body of work that Gunther Forg has produced in his thirty-year career is hard to narrow to any single medium or impulse.  He makes sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings; his installations and murals might incorporate each of these.  And in all of Forg’s work, there is a reference to architecture and form, which has served as his main point of departure.  From his early Conceptual art in the 1970s, in which monochromes and grays dominated, Forg began to expand and define a larger, more colorful palette.  Because of this use of bold colors, and because of the simplicity and repetition of his designs, the artist is often associated with Minimalism.  But, one must approach this minimalist designation with some hesitation, for Forg’s work is only minimalist in part.  There is an organic and spontaneous quality to it that seems the opposite.  Ultimately Forg’s work seeks an alternate minimalism which responds as much to Durer and Rembrandt, as to LeWitt and Albers.  Gunther Forg’s work can be found in many impressive collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum, Berlin; and the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino.

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 Two compositions by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Two compositions

Christie's, New York

July 28, 2015

$21,250  USD

 Fassade II by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Fassade II

Christie's, New York

July 22, 2015

$112,500  USD

 Ohne Titel (II) by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Ohne Titel (II)

Wright, Chicago

July 10, 2015

$5,625  USD

 Bleibilder by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg


Sotheby's, London

July 2, 2015

$66,342  USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg


Christie's, London

July 1, 2015

$153,670  USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg


Phillips, London

June 30, 2015


 Grid Composition by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Grid Composition

Auctionata, Berlin

June 25, 2015


 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg


Van Ham, Cologne

June 20, 2015

$79,492  USD

 Ohne Titel (Fenster VI) by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Ohne Titel (Fenster VI)

Galerie Kornfeld, Bern

June 18, 2015

$2,388  USD


Summer in the City: 5 Shows to See in Hamburg

By BLOUIN ARTINFO Germany | July 29, 2015

If you’re in Hamburg this summer, don’t miss the Triennial of Photography. The official program ended in late June but there is still a plethora of exhibitions running at various locations that...

White Cube Mason's Yard Shows Günther Förg's "Lead Paintings" in London

By Rachel Will | May 27, 2015

When viewing the late German artist Günther Förg’s geometric lead paintings, associations of Modernist painters Mark Rothko, Brice Marden, and Barnett Newman may come to mind. But unlike the...

DEALER'S NOTEBOOK: Carles Tache on the Barcelona Market and Defying Censorship

By Art+Auction | February 10, 2013

AGE: 65HAILS FROM: BarcelonaPRESIDES OVER: Galería Carles Taché, Calle Consejo de Ciento, 290, BarcelonaGALLERY’S SPECIALTY: Contemporary artARTISTS SHOWN: Chema Alvargonzález, Eduardo...


Günther Förg im White Cube Mason’s Yard London

By BLOUIN ARTINFO | June 1, 2015

Günther Förg 'Lead Paintings'

By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 27, 2015


Gunther Forg: Wall Painting

Jul 31 - Oct 25, 2015

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Günther Förg

Feb 20 - Mar 28, 2015

Greene Naftali Gallery, New York


Jun 25 - Aug 31, 2013

Skarstedt Gallery, London

Winter Group Show

Jan 7 - Mar 1, 2014

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Variations in Abstraction

Jul 1 - Sep 13, 2014

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

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