"Kelm IV", 1997
Gouache on handmade paperboard
14.17 x 10.04 in / framed 22.44 x 18.5 in
- with studio frame -
Über das Werk
In the period prior to the year 2000, Götz often used both fantasy words such as: Ilmir, Lilly, Kirsch, Klem or Kym, as titles, or equally left his works untitled.
The gouache "Kelm IV" was created in 1997 when Götz was 83 years old. It is distinguished by its rich chromaticity - a rarity with Götz. In addition to the splashes of black, turquoise and yellow, various green hues migrate visibly across the canvas, accruing from the admixture of yellow and of occasional traces of black and turquoise. Furthermore, the informal structure of the composition confirms that Götz's failing eyesight has in no way diminished his highly nuanced and subtle artistic craftsmanship. As an observer of his work, all I can say is: fantastic, fantastic! Defying the ageing process by dent of his enormous willpower, the artist refuses to give up and remains richly creative despite his visual impairment - as this work so clearly proves.