Biography: Artist: Jurgen Gorg

Born in 1951 in Dernbach, West Germany, Jurgen Gorg has established himself as a master craftsman and consummate artist. His etchings and lithographs reflect his innate talent and imagination.

Gorg studied visual arts first, in Koblenz, Germany and later, at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He began his professional career in 1977 as an artist and printmaker and by 1980, was awarded a special painting prize by the district of Rheinland-Pfalz. In 1985, a catalog raisonne was published of Gorg’s creations.

Gorg’s work follows a strong tradition of figurative art with erotic overtones. He interprets his subject matter loosely, keeping his figures open and emphasizing motion through line and contour. A foreword in a book on Gorg’s work captures his artistic sensibility: “The predominant subject is the human body: it is the body of a 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.”

Gorg employs a monochromatic palette, applying soft color with graphite combined with translucent layers of oil paint. He focuses the viewer’s eye through his subtle use of white highlights and sparse bright color. The viewer is caught in the melodic flow of Gorg’s delicate and sensual lines and shapes. Space is explored, filled and accentuated with a lyrical fluidity.

Below is an example of the texture typical of Gorg's work