20/09/2012 - 10/11/2012
Günther Förg. LC 1936, 2012

Con motivo del inicio de la temporada artística en Madrid, concentrada bajo el evento conjunto de Apertura, la Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt presenta la quinta exposición individual de Günther Förg. A diferencia de las anteriores, no se trata de una muestra de obra reciente, sino que en forma de homenaje, propone una mirada insólita que recrea el contexto en el que fueron creadas, construyendo así nuevos itinerarios de percepción y análisis acerca del lenguaje de su obra.
A través de cuatro gabinetes en los que se ha organizado la galería, cada uno de ellos pintado en uno de los grises pertenecientes a la paleta arquitectónica de Le Corbusier, se distribuyen distintas series de pinturas, esculturas y obra sobre papel realizadas entre finales de los años ochenta y épocas más recientes. La exposición consta de varias pinturas, acrílicos sobre lienzo y madera de trazos sinuosos y composiciones flotantes que, remitiendo en parte al trabajo de determinadas figuras del Expresionismo Abstracto norteamericano, avanzan la forma de la trama o la red característica de su obra posterior de la cual también se muestran extraordinarios ejemplos. Ocupando el resto de gabinetes encontramos además de una inédita obra sobre papel cuya malla de color encuentra paralelismos en las incisiones de una escultura de bronce con la que dialoga, cuatro piezas de yeso con materiales encontrados combinados con un lienzo pintado con tiza que revelan los sedimentos de lo informe y lo indomesticable de su obra.

On the occasion of the joint inaugural event Apertura to kick off the art season in Madrid, the Heinrich Ehrhardt Gallery is pleased to present Günther Förg’s fifth individual exhibition. Unlike his previous shows, this one does not present recent work but rather is conceived as a type of tribute. By recreating the context the works were created in through an unexpected viewpoint, new possibilities are invoked for perceiving and analyzing the artist’s language.

The gallery has been organized into four compartments, each one painted with a different shade of gray from Le Corbusier’s architectural palette. Paintings, sculptures and work on paper that date from the late 1980’s up until more recent times are distributed among the different spaces. Various acrylics on canvas and on wood make up the paintings in this exhibition. Their winding strokes and floating compositions foretell the weave shape or characteristic mesh of his subsequent work, similar in a way to the work of certain figures in American Abstract Expressionism. Also on display are some extraordinary examples of his more recent work and his distinguishing style. The other compartments accommodate a variety of pieces, such as a conversation between an unseen work on paper with a colored mesh and a bronze sculpture with resembling incisions. In another, four figures made of plaster and found objects combine with a chalk drawing on canvas. They all reveal the shapelessness and untamed nature of Förg’s work.

In addition to the main exhibition, there are three other paintings from the past decade that complete the show, two of which are being displayed in the Fernando de Castro Foundation, thanks to their invaluable collaboration. In these paintings, reflection and irrepressible doodles form the apparently impenetrable warp with precise niches that let the observer in. Symptomatic of the artist’s work as a whole, they reveal how vast and profound it is, layer by layer. The paintings are like windows that show a horizon of reflection and contemplation. Perhaps on occasion these windows hide theoretical and philosophical meanings. At other times they may be proof of the pure, self-contained nature of the motif and painting itself.

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Günther Förg - LC 1936, 2012
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- Sin título (1989)
acrílico sobre cansonpapieracrylic on cansonpapier - 262 x 149 cm
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- Sin título (1993)
broncebronze - 55 x 40 x 15 cm
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WVF.98.B.0021 - Sin título (1998)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 90 x 110 cm
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WVF.98.B.0022 - Sin título (1998)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 90 x 110 cm
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WVF.98.B.0023 - Sin título (1998)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 90 x 110 cm
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WVF.98.B.0024 - Sin título (1998)
acrilico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 90 x 110 cm
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WVF.97.B.0204 - Sin título (1997)
acrílico sobre maderaacrylic on wood - 160 x 140 cm
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WVF.97.B.0203 - Sin título (1997)
acrílico sobre maderaacrylic on wood - 120 x 100 cm
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WVF.07.B.0126 - Sin título (2007)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 195 x 300 cm
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WVF.05.B.0023 - Sin título (2005)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 195 x 320 cm
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WVF.96.B.0044 - Sin título (1996)
tiza sobre algodónchalk on cotton - 200 x 70 cm
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WVF.99.B.0026 - Sin título (1999)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 190 x 220 cm
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WVF.04.B.0002 - Sin título (2004)
acrílico sobre lienzoacrylic on canvas - 210 x 195 cm
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- Sin título (2001)
yeso y diversos materialesplaster and mixed media - 46 x 53 x 44 cm
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- Sin título (2001)
yeso y materiales diversosplaster and mixed media - 40 x 48 x 48 cm
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- Sin título (2001)
yeso y materiales diversosplaster and mixed media - 30 x 57 x 40 cm