Lothar Götz: Wait Until Dark

3 Feb 2012 – 31 Mar 2012

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Lothar Götz's practice ranges in scale from site-specific wall paintings and room-sized spatial installations to framed drawings and paintings. There is a clear coherence and dialogue across his body of work through its continual referencing and engagement with ideas about architecture and space, and its characteristic use of abstract geometric forms, fields and lines of intense colour. His work is informed by real factors of circumstance, site, or the particular inhabitants or histories of a building, space or place, but mixes these factors with further imaginary or fantasy ones. Similarly many of his drawings represent the floor plans of idealised dwellings, sometimes for specific people or historical figures, sometimes for those imagined. Colour in these drawings is used to denote the functions and atmospheres of rooms, or the situations and qualities of the surrounding landscape and take their cues from the identity of the person who is thought to live there, in a web of imaginative factors that continually feed into the geometrical arrangement for each drawing. For Chapter, Götz has created a number of new works that reference the use, architecture and history of the building. He has also been commissioned to produce a work for the Chapter lightbox that will both reveal and affect the exterior and interior of the building and its inhabitants. Lothar Götz was born in Germany and studied in Aachen, Wuppertal and Düsseldorf before completing an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited internationally and has had solo shows in London at The Economist, Chisenhale Gallery and Gasworks. Most recent projects include exhibitions at the Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal; Landesgalerie Hannover; SMART, Amsterdam; National Gallery Prague and the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven. Recent commissioned works on site include commissions for the Ministry of Justice, London, the National Arts Council Offices, London and Westminster College, London. He has a solo exhibition with domobaal, London in 2012. For further information about the artist, images of his work or to arrange an interview please contact Hannah Firth or Lauren Jury on +44 (0) 29 2031 1050 or email visual.arts@chapter.org

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