Born in 1951 in Dernbach, Germany, Jurgen Gorgis known to be the foremost living master of line and form in the world. He has created a language unique and recognizable the world over with a body of work in paintings, sculpture and original graphics, that scans four decades. He studied visual arts in Koblenz, Germany and later at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He also studied music and is quite proficient on the saxophone and guitar, so much so that there was an actual choice to be made between visual and musical arts, as a career.
Jurgen Gorg captivates us with the lines of his drawings. The artist combines the mastery of the classical line as found in the Italian Renaissance with a very modern interpretation and use. The human body is the predominant image portrayed by Gorg. His 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. An elusive quality is cultivated by Gorg who feels that "something should always remain open."
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 return 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. His work can be found in galleries and collections throughout Europe, The Americas, Asia and Russia.