Günter Wirth

November 19-February 26, 2012

Murray & Ledger Galleries

Günter Wirth is a German artist who has dedicated his artistic career to the exploration of geometric forms, primarily rectangles and circles. He studied at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Berlin and later received a degree in civil engineering. As his work developed, he became increasingly interested in exploring the potential within two-dimensional space. He flattened and minimized his use of color and began using a rectangle, which he viewed as an “O” with squared corners, as a means of extending the space of the picture beyond the frame. The rectangle also serves as a counterpoint to the more organic or more fluid imagery within, behind or beyond the rectangle.