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Lothar Götz - Mulholland Drive

Goetz, Lothar Lothar Götz - Mulholland Drive. Mulholland Drive, 27 Aug - 22 Oct.2011, rahncontemporary Zürich.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


Solo Exhibition at rahncontemporary
showing new paintings and drawings.

Lothar Götz integrates a formal vocabulary of precedents in the history of art and architecture in his geometrical abstract drawings and paintings. The putting-together of different imageries is obvious in the series “Rome”. Here, in six works on different-coloured paper, Götz has combined constructivist picture elements with his own design ideas and thus developed utopian plans for possible houses by persons like the pope Innocent X., the futuristic painter Giacomo Balla or the architect Pier Luigi Nervi who had a relation to Italy’s capital.
In particular Josef Albers’s imagery has been given special attention in Götz’s works hitherto. Thus the motif of the lozenge turns up, always with major variations, compressed or stretched, vertically or horizontally. Albers and Götz are linked by the fundamental question of the extension of three-dimensional room design to a two-dimensional surface. In his new series “Constructions for Aleksandr Rodchenko” Götz reduces these spatial constellations to lineation. Pale lines on black board are placed and suggest a spatial situation. In one of these works the composition is expanded by the addition of triangular forms in the corners, resulting from the intersection of lines.

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Depositing User: Lothar Goetz


Item ID: 1204
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 12:28
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:32


Author: Lothar Goetz

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Painting

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