Jϋrgen Görg Born in Dermbach in West Germany in 1951, his formative years were spent in Koblenz before moving to Mainz to study at the Johannes – Guttenberg University for four years. Görg has happy memories of his student days and in particular, of his teacher Saalfield, who motivated him to draw with academic precision, a skill that in no small way contributes to the quality of his work today.
Görg began his professional career in 1977 as a painter and printmaker and in 1980 he was awarded a special prize by the district of Rheinland – Pfalz. His first sculpture was completed in 1990.
There is a strong tradition in Germany for figurative art with erotic overtones and Jürgen’s work forms part of a new generation of artists in this area with fresh interpretations of the theme. In the forward of Jürgen’s latest book he describes his subject matter as: “…. the human body; it is the body of the 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, loosely rendered figures suggest the timeless and eternal. Görg who feels that “something should always be left open” cultivates an elusive quality.
With his paintings Jürgen often uses a monochromatic palate. Soft colour is applied with graphite in combination with translucent layers of oil paint. Shading is subtle, white highlights focus attention, as does the sparing use of bright colour.
Görg’s impact on the European art scene has been little short of sensational. Still only in his early 40’s he has emerged as a true and original talent utilizing both traditional methods of printmaking, as well as painting, drawing and sculpture. His work is now much sought after. His technical accomplishment and his ability to reproduce the moving figure so sensitively make his work irresistible to his many collectors.