Lothar Götz is known for his prints, drawings and large-scale wall paintings which are dialogues with given environments, including foyers, reading rooms, offices or staircases. By reacting to the idiosyncrasies of the architectural points, he develops a network of lines that create a polychromatic pattern. Guided by experience and artistic decision instead of algorithms or random rules, Götz produces the pattern intuitively, balancing the underlying, sharply defined geometry of line with an exuberant and joyful show of color.
Götz has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. His solo shows have included DOMOBAAL, London, Gasworks, London, the Chisenhale, London and the Economist, London, Museum Goch, Germany, MMKI Düsseldorf, Germany, rahncontemporary, Zürich, and the Petra Rinck Gallery in Düsseldorf. Group shows include the Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures, Bloomberg SPACE, David Risley Gallery, London, mima, Middlesborough, UK, and shows in Amsterdam, Dublin, Hamburg, Hanover, Salamanca, Wilhelmshaven and Wuppertal since 2005, including participation in the 2008 Prague Triennial.
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery