Karl Otto Götz
Karl Otto Goetz is one of the most prominent painters of the Informel. He proved to be a master of informal art thanks to his paintings, drawings and graphics related to the surrealists' écriture automatique.
Black, white and gray characterize the oeuvre of K. O. Goetz, as well as the themes of contrast, movement, and structure. He set the abstract compositions with a broad brush, fast movements, smeared them with a squeegee and recombined the layers with another brush.
Doris Schmidt wrote in the FAZ in 1957: "The spontaneity in its meaning of the temporal sequence of the picture is most visible in K. O. Goetz, the process of painting is pushed to the limit of what can be measured temporally."
The students of Karl Otto Goetz are incredibly successful: Gotthard Graubner, Sigmar Polke and above all Gerhard Richter. Only her teacher K. O. Götz was barely visible for a long time.
Goetz, who celebrated his 100th birthday in 2014, is currently experiencing a rapidly growing appreciation on behalf of media, market, and museums. Most recently, the New National Gallery in Berlin and the Museum for Modern Art in Bonn honored him with a comprehensive retrospective.
The works of Karl Otto Goetz are in great demand at international exhibitions, as they are exceptionally modern, at the same time avant-garde, and the colors seem to explode until the late work. Karl-Otto Goetz died in 2017 at the age of 103 years.
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