Lothar Götz
Forever Young
26 June 2002 – 4 August 2002
Opening: Wednesday 26 June

Lothar Götz' practice revels in hard-edge rigour, clear-cut forms and a colour-with-confidence attitude. Each new work by Götz possesses a colour-coding system that is developed in response to a site's particular physical qualities. Götz' work bears a crucial relationship to architecture - his paintings locate and define space, revealing hidden structural properties to the viewer.

Forever Young, Lothar Götz' commission for Chisenhale Gallery, is a striking wall-based painting that uses boldly coloured forms in response to the gallery's spectacular industrial architecture. The experience of the work is much like being inside a hard-edged abstract painting, a strategy compounded by Götz' use of the gallery's beamed ceiling in the work.

With Forever Young, Götz plays with the boundaries that exist between painting, architecture, sculpture, design and decoration. The artist is fundamentally concerned with creating a 'whole' unit, a classic unity of form – but a form that does not make the viewer passive. Götz has said, “with my work, the viewer is within the painting, and looking out of the painting”.

Lothar Götz was born in Germany and studied in Wuppertal and Düsseldorf there before going to the Royal College of Art, London where he gained his MA. He has exhibited internationally and has had solo shows in London at The Economist, Gasworks, and was commissioned by Transport for London to create an installation for the underground station at Piccadilly Circus.

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Lothar Gotz
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£10
Published by Galerie Epikur Wuppertal
Paperback, colour illustrations

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Lothar Gotz

SOLD OUT

ISBN 3-925489-38-X
£10
Published by Verlag der Galerie Epikur
Paperback, colour illustrations.
Text by Oliver Zybok, Dr. Hans-Jurgen Schwalm, Erik Schonenberg

In 1925 Le Corbusier discussed the first graphic expression of prehistoric man with lyricist Paul Valery. The latter was convinced this was a “line of smoke” (appearing) as an illustration of a temperamental idea, winding to and fro, with no beginning and no end and no meaning than that of creative freedom”. Le Corbusier, on the other hand, believed this first line was already an expression of will, an ordered, i.e. geometric expression: “If someone asks me to paint something on a wall,” he wrote “it would very probably be a cross that, with its arrangement of four right angles, is not only perfect but also dominates my cosmos, for these right angles give me two axes and thus the possibility to represent and measure space”. For Le Corbusier the foundation of human activity lies in its arrangement of straight, horizontal and vertical lines which, for him, are the indispensable condition for civilisational achievement. In his view this will to order, and thereby sense geometry, is innate in all people.

For more information about the exhibition please click here

  • Exhibition
  • Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons receive 10% discount on limited edition prints and publications priced up to the value of £3,500 For information about how to join the Friends and Patrons Programme please click here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk