Gunther Foerg : A Fragile Beauty Hardback
G nther F rg (1952-2013) was a German painter, sculptor, and photographer with an irreverent approach to abstraction.
F rg's project tackled the latent instability between image and reality.
His painterly surfaces may appear exquisitely sensitive, his installations elegantly precise, but these are mastered and executed with a cold detachment.
His deft manipulations of the languages of abstraction obscured a darker message.
This publication, the most comprehensive to date, offers an important new understanding of this extraordinary and complex artist.
Three years in the making, it reinterprets F rg's oeuvre to reveal an artistic project that raises important questions about the traditional role of an object as a conveyor of fixed meaning.
The book's subtitle--"A Fragile Beauty"--is an indication of how F rg successfully manipulated what is behind and beyond an object's appearance.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, 186 color + 10 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 01/06/2018
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780300229226