Jurgen Gorg

Artwork

Amarylis II (36/150)
Jurgen Gorg

Amarylis II (36/150)

Etching on Paper

Annherung
Jurgen Gorg

Annherung

Oil & Graphite on Canvas

39 x 32 in

Aries (32/90)
Jurgen Gorg

Aries (32/90)

Etching

15 x 12.50 in

Aries (93/220)
Jurgen Gorg

Aries (93/220)

Lithograph

28 x 20 in

Attention
Jurgen Gorg

Attention

Oil & Graphite on Canvas

24 x 31 in

Begegnung X
Jurgen Gorg

Begegnung X

Oil & Graphite on Canvas

38.50 x 38.50 in

Clouds
Jurgen Gorg

Clouds

Graphite & Oil on Canvas

30 x 24 in

Clouds
Jurgen Gorg

Clouds

Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 in

Clouds
Jurgen Gorg

Clouds

Oil & Graphite on Canvas

30 x 24 in

Flirt
Jurgen Gorg

Flirt

Oil on Canvas

37 x 37 in

Gemini (14/90)
Jurgen Gorg

Gemini (14/90)

Etching

Gladiolen
Jurgen Gorg

Gladiolen

Oil on Canvas

39 x 31.50 in

Konstellation
Jurgen Gorg

Konstellation

Oil on Graphite on Canvas

39 x 42 in

Leo (16/90)
Jurgen Gorg

Leo (16/90)

Etching

15 x 12.50 in

Metamorphose
Jurgen Gorg

Metamorphose

Canvas

55.12 x 78.75 in

Motion
Jurgen Gorg

Motion

Canvas

63 x 78.75 in

Muschelfrua
Jurgen Gorg

Muschelfrua

Mixed Media on Paper

19 x 14 in

Mussels
Jurgen Gorg

Mussels

Oil on Canvas

30 x 24 in

My Last Coat, 12.09.12
Jurgen Gorg

My Last Coat, 12.09.12

Oil & Graphite on Canvas

78 x 50 in

One World
Jurgen Gorg

One World

Canvas

63 x 78.75 in

Pas de deux 13
Jurgen Gorg

Pas de deux 13

OIl & Graphite on Canvas

39.25 x 55 in

Rosen
Jurgen Gorg

Rosen

Oil on Canvas

19 x 14 in

Sweet Memories
Jurgen Gorg

Sweet Memories

Oil on Canvas

Synapsen II
Jurgen Gorg

Synapsen II

Canvas

38 x 38 in

Table 315
Jurgen Gorg

Table 315

Oil on Canvas

39 x 47 in

Table Scene
Jurgen Gorg

Table Scene

Oil on Canvas

61 x 87 in

Token
Jurgen Gorg

Token

Oil on Canvas

40 x 30 in

White Night
Jurgen Gorg

White Night

Oil on Canvas

30 x 24 in

Wild Dance
Jurgen Gorg

Wild Dance

Oil & Graphite on Linen

39 x 47 in

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Jurgen Gorg
Born in 1951 in Dernbach, West Germany, Jurgen Gorg has established himself as a master craftsman and consummate artist. His etchings and lithographs reflect his innate talent and imagination. He studied visual arts first, in Koblenz, Germany and later, at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Gorg began his professional career in 1977 as an artist and printmaker and by 1980, was awarded a special painting prize by the district of Rheinland-Pfalz. In 1985, a catalog raisonne was published of Gorg's creations. Gorg's work follows a strong tradition of figurative art with erotic overtones. He interprets his subject matter loosely, keeping his figures open and emphasizing motion through line and contour. A foreword in a book on Gorg's work captures his artistic sensibility: "The predominant subject is the human body: it is the body of a young, slim, beautiful person. The face remains vague, the gestures are those of free motion. Everything concentrates on the body language and the erotic radiation of the figures." His artistic universe consists of lovers, dancers, musicians and masked personages. Tender, lithe, slim, and young, these idealized, incompletely rendered figures suggest the timeless and eternal. An elusive quality is cultivated by Gorg who feels that "something should always remain open." In his work, Gorg explores relationships. A sense of intimacy prevails, yet the viewer is unsure of the precise nature of that intimacy. The perfect bodies suggest a relaxedsensuality. The recurrance of the mask suggest that Gorg is exploring the nature of love and illusion, life as a masquerade or as a continual journey of transformation. Gorg employs a monochromatic palette, applying soft colour with graphite combined with translucent layers of oil paint. He focuses the viewer's eye through his subtle use of white highlights and sparse bright colour. The viewer is caught in the melodic flow of Gorg's delicate and sensual lines and shapes. Space is explored, filled and accentuated with a lyrical fluidity. Born in 1951 in Dernbach, Germany, Jurgen Gorg has established himself as a master craftsman and consummate artist. His etchings and lithographs reflect his innate talent and imagination. He studied visual arts in Koblenz, Germany and later at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Jurgen Gorg captivates us with the lines of his drawings. The artist combines the mastery of the classical line as found in the Italian Renaissance with a very modern interpretation and use. The viewer is caught in the movement. The melodic flow reminds us of jazz and the improvisational quality of the departure from and return to a simple melody. Space is explored, filled and accented - all executed with a lyrical, subtle, and delicate fluidity. As his mind flows, his hand flows. The human body is the predominant image portrayed by Gorg. His artistic universe consists of lovers, dancers, musicians, and masked personages. Tender, lithe, slim and young, these idealized, loosely rendered figures suggest the timeless and eternal. An elusive quality is cultivated by Gorg who feels that "something should always remain open." The focus centers on body language and kinetic movement. By leaving the faces vague, with eyes almost always closed, there is room for dreaming - both in the viewer and within the subjects of the painting. This quality of the somewhat indefinite yet perfect form creates a romantic aura.
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