Amsterdam

Günther Förg

Galerie van Krimpen

The most noticeable characteristic of the photographs of the German photographer and painter Gunther Förg is that they connect the Post-Modernist idiom with a strong, almost humanist, emotional concern. The human condition in the time after the overthrow of Babylon is intensely observed in his photographs. Locked up in a labyrinth from which there seems no escape, man wanders about in a state of melancholy This desperate post-Babylonian atmosphere is softened only through the communication, made possible by the strongly reflective glass covering the photographs, that connects the viewer directly with the situation in the picture. Trapped in Förg’s images, the reflected face of the viewer is consoled and protected in the womb of the image.

When Förg designs an installation for a specific space, he always incorporates wall-mounted painterly constructions which are related to his photographs.

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