Lothar Götz


Current bid: £
[x bids] View all bids
Enter £x or more
Bidding is now closed for this drawing.

All bids

Year 2020
Medium Pencil and colour pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

The drawing Forest is an abstract response to the sensation of walking in a forest. The shapes and colours in the drawing reflect the different smells, textures, darkness and light, the intensity of green and nature.

About the artist:

Born 1963 Bavaria, Lothar Götz lives and works in London and Berlin. Graduated from Fachhochschule, Aachen (1988); Universität Wuppertal Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1995); and Royal College of Art, London (1998).

Götz is renowned for work that uses the language of abstraction to remake, play with and shift viewers’ readings of architecture and space. His work ranges in scale from whole buildings – transforming complete façades through compositions of geometric colour – to room-sized wall-paintings, to paintings on canvas and A4 drawings. Recurring references in his work relating to ideas of architectural space come from the colour theories of the Bauhaus as well as memories from Götz’s own childhood of Baroque churches and 1970s modernist bungalows in Southern Germany where he grew up. The work, composed of highly-coloured geometric forms and shapes, plays with our reading of buildings, galleries and rooms – riffing off each space’s architectural idiosyncrasies and playing with our perception of space.

Selected public site-specific installations include Piccadilly Underground Station, London (2007); Miro Foundation, Barcelona (2010); Love Festival, Southbank Centre, London (2014); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2016); Leeds Art Gallery (2017); MIMA, Middlesbrough (2019); and Towner, Eastbourne (2019). Selected solo exhibitions include Salvation, Domobaal, London (2020); Fairground abstract, Hatton gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2019); Glass Cloud Gallery, Camden People’s Theatre, London (2019); If only, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf (2019); Backstage, David Risley, Copenhagen (2018); and Götzbau (with David Gates), Domobaal, offsite in Bradfield (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Paintings, Groelle Pass Projects, Wuppertal (2019); Face to Face, Contemporary Art from London, Warsaw (2019); The Momentum, Angus-Hughes, London (2018); Seurat to Riley, The Art of Perception, Compton Verney (2017); Drama Queen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2016); London Open Triennial, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); and To go too far, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf (2015).

Awards include the Abbey Fellowship with The British School at Rome (2010); and the Cocheme Fellowship Central Saint Martins, Byam Shaw School of Art, London (2006).

← Nick Goss

Swab the deck

Fiona Grady →

Colour Wheel (Pink, Red, Orange) VII

Auction close and bidder extension

The auction closes at 9pm, Mon 5th July. However, if a bid is placed in the last two minutes, the auction end time will extend on that lot for an additional two minutes, or until all bidding has ceased. This is called Popcorn Bidding or Bidder Extension and gives all bidders an equal chance of winning.

Bid Increments

£50 increments for bids of £300 – £1,000

£100 increments for bids of £1,000 – £2,000

£250 increments for bids of £2,000 – £5,000

£500 increments for bids of £5,000 plus

Maximum bids

You are more likely to be the winning bidder if at the outset you place a maximum bid i.e. the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the work. Your maximum bid is not visible to other bidders. If another bidder exceeds your maximum bid you will receive an automatic notification. If you have placed a maximum bid the auction site will automatically place bids on your behalf, but only as much is necessary to make sure that you remain the highest bidder, until it reaches your maximum bid. These automatic bids are placed in increments, as shown above.

You must be logged in to add favourites