LOTHAR GOTZ
Lothar Götz makes artworks in both interior spaces and on the outside of buildings,
creating expanses of vivid colour in either bands or other geometric shapes. These
minimalist designs are made specifically for the spaces they occupy, and highlight
architectural features and details that would otherwise go unnoticed. He challenges the
boundaries that exist between painting, architecture, sculpture, design and decoration. He
has produced his work in many different kinds of spaces, both private and public – from
domestic flats and offices to churches and schools.

Götz uses colour to define the architectural qualities and spirit of a space and is interested
in the way decoration and colour can have an immediate impact on us, exploring how
different shapes, dimensions and colours can influence the way we think, feel, and behave.
He is inspired not only by Modernism and Minimalism, but also Bavarian Baroque churches,
Renaissance paintings and architecture of all periods.

Lothar Götz was born in Germany and studied in Wuppertal and Düsseldorf, followed by an
MA at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited internationally as well as having
solo shows in London at The Economist, Chisenhale Gallery and Gasworks. Forthcoming
projects include exhibitions in Dusseldorf, Salamanca and Prague.
Education
1996-98        Royal College of Art London, MA Painting
1993-95        Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1991-95        University of Wuppertal, A Aesthetics
1983-88        Fachhochschule Aachen, BA Visual Communication

Awards/Residencies
2006
Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2004
Artist Links Resideny for Shanghai/China
2002
Further-Up in the Air, Liverpool
Braziers International Workshop
Triangle Workshop, New York

Solo Exhibitions
2007
SITEGALERIE, Düsseldorf
2006
All day long, Platform for Art / London Underground
2005
Rutting Season-Theatre Royal, Nanling, China
Schloß Abstrakt, MMKI, Düsseldorf
2004
Häuser für Tollmi, Museum Goch
2003
Schloß Schachen, The Economist, London

Group Exhibitions
2007
Snap, Cell Project Space, London
Idylle, DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain
2006
Idylle, Phoenix Hallen/ Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
casa mia, mmki, Duesseldorf
2005
Colours and trips, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Föhn, Chelsea Space, London
Ninteenthirtysix, Pullman Court, London
lalaland, project, Dublin
art futures, cas / Bloomberg Space, London
2004
K3 Project Space, Zürich
Alterity Display, Lawrence O’Hana Gallery, London
2003
remain in light, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
The Bold &The Beautiful, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Austalia
handluggage, K3, Zürich
Colors and Trips, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Berlin
Drawn to be alive, Hales Gallery, London
intermission, Bow Church/The Nunnery, London
The Physical World, APT Gallery, London

Present Responsibility
since 2001        Senior Lecturer in Painting at  the University of Sunderland
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