After posting an image from our trip to Vegas on the Artsy Forager Facebook page yesterday, very insightful artist Gigi Mills wondered if perhaps all of Vegas could be considered one giant art installation? It is after all, full of manufactured manifestations. Which got me thinking about the environmental installation work of Lothar Gotz.
Lothar Gotz creates site specific abstract “wall paintings”. His work encompasses single walls, rooms, even entire floors and buildings, swathing vertical surfaces in planes of saturated color.
The colors and shapes move in and out of the vertical surface, giving the eyes freedom to wander beyond the walls to see an abstract landscape of the artist’s own making. The walls themselves recede and though the viewer may be boxed in by these partitions, Gotz’s paintings make them come alive, so that we hardly notice the facade.
To see more of Lothar Gotz’s work, please visit Rahn Contemporary, his representing gallery in Zurich.
All images are via Rahn Contemporary, except where otherwise noted. Artist found via The Painter’s Table.