Lothar Götz (b. 1963, Gunzburg, Germany) lives and works in London and Berlin. A British Council Rome scholar in 2010, he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Royal College of Art, London.
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, paintings on canvas and drawings on paper. Recurring references in his work relate to ideas of architectural space and come from the colour theories of the Bauhaus as well as Götz’s own childhood memories of Baroque churches and 1970s modernist bungalows in Southern Germany where he grew up.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Domobaal and Chisenhale Gallery in London, and Petra Rinck Gallery in Düsseldorf, amongst others, and of his many public site-specific installations he was most recently celebrated for transforming the exterior of the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.
RECENT ACTIVITY …
Towner Eastbourne, UK
Hatton Gallery, UK
Petra Rinck Galerie, DE
David Risley Gallery, DK
Leeds City Art Gallery, UK
Komposition für ein Treppenhaus,
Pallant House Gallery, UK