Jurgen Gorg (German) Figurative Modern Renaissance Artist

captivates us with the lines of his original and limited edition drawings and paintings. The artist combines the mastery of the classical line as found in the Italian Renaissance with a very modern interpretation. The use of the human body is the predominant image portrayed by Gorg. Jurgen’s 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. Gorg who feels that “something should always be left open” cultivates an elusive quality.

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Born in Dermbach, West Germany in 1951, Gorg’s formative years were spent in Koblenz before moving to Mainz to study at the Johannes – Guttenberg University for four years. He 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 contributes to the quality of his work today.

Gorg began his professional career in 1977 as a painter and printmaker. In 1980, he was awarded a special prize by the district of Rheinland – Pfalz.

There is a strong tradition in Germany for figurative art with erotic overtones and Jurgen’s work forms part of a new generation of artists in this area with fresh interpretations of the theme. In the forward of Jurgen’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.”

With his paintings, Jurgen often uses a monochromatic palate. Soft color 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 color. The focus centers on body language and kinetic movement. By leaving the faces vague with eyes almost always closed, there is room for dreaming – both in the viewer and within the subjects of the painting. This quality of the somewhat indefinite yet perfect form creates a romantic aura. The viewer is caught in the movement. The melodic flow reminds us of jazz and the improvisational quality of the departure from and returns to a simple melody. Space is explored, filled and accented – all executed with a lyrical, subtle, and delicate fluidity. As his mind flows, his hand flows.

Jurgen Gorg’s impact on the European art scene has been little short of sensational. He is very sought after and with his accomplishments and his ability to reproduce the moving figure so sensitively his work is irresistible to many collectors throughout the world. His work can be found in select fine art galleries and Europe, Asia, Russia and the United States.

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