Lotjhar Götz Disco Square 2021
size variable, acrylic paint on wall
Lothar Götz, Stripes-Apricot, 2022
29,7 x 21 cm, pencil, watercolour, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, Stripes-Pink, 2022
29,7 x 21 cm, pencil, watercolour, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, A Midsumer Night´s Dream, 2019
29,7 x 42 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz Cosmos, 2018
40 x 50 cm, gouache on wood
Lothar Götz, PLayground Framed 1, 2021
29,7 x 21 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, PLayground Framed 8, 2021
29,7 x 21 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, Futurisme, 2019
29,7 x 42 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, Ball Game Black, 2019
29,7 x 42 cm , pencil, colour pencil, watercolour on paper
Lothar Götz, Skyfall, 2019
29,7 x 42 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz, Decision White, 2019
29,7 x 42 cm, pencil, colour pencil on paper
Lothar Götz Mirror Ultramarine 2, 2015
40 x 50 cm, gouache, pencil, colour pencil on wood
Lothar Götz, Twist Red, 2018
50 x 70 cm, acrylic paint on wood
Lothar Götz, Cut Diagonal 2018
180 x 135 cm, acrylic on canvas
Lothar Götz, Russian Roulette, 2018
180 x 135 cm, acrylic on canvas
Lothar Götz, Salsa Silver, 2018
210 x 160 cm, acrylic on canvas
Lothar Götz Untitled, 2018
45 x 35 cm, acrylic on canvas

Whilst Götz’s practice ranges in scale from site–specific wall paintings and room–sized spatial installations to paintings and drawings, 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, juxtaposed with one another.

His work is informed by real factors of circumstance, site, architecture 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 idealized dwellings, sometimes for specific people or historical figures, sometimes for imagined ones. Together they form part of an ongoing series exploring spatial ideas for domestic spaces: apartments, houses, bungalows, villas.

Colour in these drawings is used to denote the functions and atmospheres of rooms, or the situations and qualities of the surrounding landscape – whether a schloß set in a meadow or a bungalow overlooking the sea. It also cues off the identity of the person who is thought to live there, in a web of imaginative factors that continually feed into the geometrical arrangement of forms and the colour decisions for each drawing.

Götz sees colour as both beautiful and a key aspect of life that surrounds us, drawing comparison with other passions of his: gardens and flowers, and Nymphenburg porcelain.

Whilst Götz often references the creation of a garden or the making of a work of architecture in his work, he sees his practice as opposite in process to that of architectural design, which concretizes ideas and designs as built form, connecting it rather to the Classical idea of art as active fantasy – something practiced as part of a personal strategy to escape from reality.

Götz completed an MA at the Royal College of Art after studying in Germany at Aachen, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal. He currently lives and works in London and is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland.


Selected exhibitions


Holden Gallery MMU, Manchester, UK


Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
“Dance Diagonal”

Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019
Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019
Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019
Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019
Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019
Lothar Götz at The Towner. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2019


Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
“Staircase Commission”
with the support of The Art Fund, Art Happens.


The Collection, Lincoln, UK
“Lothar Götz/Duncan Grant: Russel Chantry”


Lothar Götz

* 1963
in Günzburg, Germany
lives and works in London

Royal College of Art London, MA Painting

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

Universität Wuppertal, MA Aesthetics, Germany

Fachhochschule Aachen, BA Visual Communication, Germany

visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, London; Wimbledon College, London /
Byam Shaw school, London, University of Newcastle, Ruskin School Oxford / Glasgow School of Art

ecturer in fine art at university of Sunderland, UK

2001 (ongoing)
Associate Professor of Fine Art at university of Sunderland, UK




Abby Fellowship London, The British School at Rome

Cocheme Fellowship, Central Saint Martins/Byam Shaw School of Art, London

London Arts Board Award

DAAD Award for London

John Crane Travel Award for the USA
Excha Schuler Foundation Grant


Solo Exhibitions (selection)

Pool, Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester, UK

Domobaal, London, UK

Towner Art Gallery, exterior Wallpainting, Eastbourne, UK
Back To The Future, Overbeck Gsellschaft, Lübeck, DE
If Only, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Götzbau (with David Gates), Bradfield, Essex, UK
adhoc Raum, Bochum, Germany
David Risley Gallery, Kopenhagen, DK

Leeds City Art Gallery, staircase commission, with the support of The Art Fund, Art Happens.
Lothar Götz, Market Art Fair 2017, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

Threesome, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Pas De Trois, Domobaal LondotaircaseTAIRCASE, site–specific wallpainting for the 10th anniversaire of Pallant House Gallery’s contemporary wing, Chichester, UK
Lothar Götz/Duncan Grant: The Russell Chantry, The Collection, Lincoln, UK

Concrete Fantasies, Abstraction, Mewo-Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Mirror Image in collaboration with Hole Editions, domobaal, London, UK
Dickens Room at The House of St. Barnabas, in collaboration with Hole Editions and Coriander Studio, The House of St. Barnabas, London, UK

Project 07, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Soho Room, House of St Barnabas, London, UK
Platform A, Middlesbrough, UK
Conversations With The Devil, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Double-Take, MAC, Belfast, IR
Retreat, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, Germany
Exhibition at Sparkasse Wuppertal, Germany

The Line Of Beauty, Domobaal, London, UK
Black, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Crash Stufen zur Kunst, Stiftung Niedersachsen / Kunstverein Hannover / Hannover Don`t Look Now, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Wait Until Dark, Chapter, Cardiff, UK

Mulholland- Drive, Rahncontemporary, Zürich, CH
Don`t Look Now, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany
Don`t Look Now, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany (Catalogue)
Tatort, Gallery Primo Alonso, London, UK

La Réve, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Driven By Emotion – Olle Baertling’s Proposal For TV Tower And Parliamens Building, Revisited, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Mit Fritz Im Beton, Rahn Contemporary, Zürich CH

SITEGalerie, Düsseldorf Germany

All Day Long, Platform for Art/London Underground, London UK
1952, SITEGalerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Schloß Abstrakt, MMKI, Düsseldorf, Germany
Rutting Season, Theatre Royal, Nanling, CND

Häuser Für Tollmi, Museum Goch, Goch, Germany

Schloß Schachen, The Economist, London UK
Städtisches Museum Leverkusen/Schloss Morsbroich, Germany

Forever Young, Chisenhale Gallery, London UK
Gasworks Gallery, London UK
Tea Time, Künstlerverein Malkasten e.V., Aachen, Germany
Interfoodvitrine, Mehrwert e.V., Aachen, Germany

One Day In A Painting’s Life. First Stop, Dilston Grove, London, UK
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK.
Wet Paint– Unten Wie Oben, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany
Changing Rooms – Farbe Auf Der Wand, Städtisches Museum,Leverkusen / Schloß Morsbroich, Germany


Group Exhibitions (selection)

Colourspace, Muchiaccia, Rome, Italy

Night Train –Eine Reise, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Porte De Coleure, The Line London, curated by Artwise, London UK
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK

The Cure 3, Bonhams, London, UK
Fully Awake, Royal College of Art, London, UK
The Momentum, curated by Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock of Saturation Point, Angus–Hughes Gallery, London, UK
Relative Trajectories, curated by Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock of Saturation Point, Angus–Hughes Gallery, London, UK
Drawing/Collage, with Keigo Kamide, Yugo Kohrogi, Lothar Götz, Minako Nishiyama, Haruko Sasakawa, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan.
In Line, curated by Saturation Point, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
Some Islands, curated by Andrew Bick and Clare Goodwin, Coleman Projects, London, UK

Seurat To Riley, The Art of Perception, curated by Penelope Sexton, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
Enter Stage Left curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney at The Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork, Ireland

Drama Queen, with Michael Sailstorfer, Heike Weber, Roland Schappert, Christian Jendreiko and others, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Morgen. Tomorrow, Neue Kunst in Alten Gärten e.V., in den Parks von Ober-u. Untergut, Gehrden-Lenthe, Germany
Mechanical Abstract, Lothar Götz, Jonathan Parsons, DJ Simpson, Neil Zakiewicz, curated by Neil Zakiewicz, Turps Gallery, London, UK
Colouring The EdgeE, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Setzen, Stellen, Legen, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Heimatplan, Galerie Grölle pass:projects, Wuppertal, Germany
Zeichnungsräume, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
In Neuen Räumen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Farfetch, The Bower, Old Street, London, UK

The London Open Triennial 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Imaging A University: The University of Warwick Art Collection, Warwick, UK
From Centre, curated by Slate Projects and Saturation Point, London, UK
Kaleidoscope Contemporary Art Society Annual Fundraiser 24.03.15 Old Billingsgate, London, UK
Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Kunst at McKinsey and Company, Düsseldorf, Germany
Abstract Drawing, curated by Richard Deacon, Drawing Room London, UK
Salon Der Gegenwart 14 Große Bleichen, Hamburg, Germany
Art In The HomeE #2 York, by invitation from the Contemporary Art Society North.
Have A Dream, Within What Love Is, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Happy Together, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
William Hunt, Lothar Götz, Viktoria Wehrmeister, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Visionen, Martha Herford, Herford, Germany
Poster Art, London Transport Museum, London, UK

Chromazone: Colour In Contemporary Architecture, V&A Architecture, Room 128a, London, UK
Roma III, Abbey Fellows and Scholars resident at the British School at Rome 2008–11, APT Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
Leap! Contemporary Art Society Gala Benefit, London , UK
Back And Forth, 8 artists from London, B55 Gallery, Hungary

Cross Check, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Actual Fact / Factual Fact, Markus Amm, Lothar Götz, Joachim Grommek, Märkisches Museum, Witten Germany
Drawing 2011, Drawing Room, London, UK
Cult Of The Difficult, Cass Gallery, London, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, UK/ DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery UK

Der Kern Des Ganzen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Re-Make/Re-ModelL, National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwoodspace, London, UK
Nice Work, The British School of Rome, Rome, IT
Optical Shift – Illusion Und Täuschung, b-05 Kunst- u Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Montabaur, Germany
Mit Fritz Im Beton, Rahn Contemporary, Zürich, CH
Murals, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona ES

We´re Moving, 10 years RCA Painting alumni, Royal College of Art, London UK
Privat – Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Wildwuchs, Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover, Germany
Coalesce: Happenstance, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam NL
Art In The Underground, A Foundation Gallery, London UK

Experimental Intro, Petra Rinck Galerie Düsseldorf, Germany
1968-Modernistische Architektur Im Spiegel Aktueller Kunst, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Prag Biennale, Prag CZ

Language Of Vision, MIMA Middlesbrough, UK
Glow 07, Newcastle Gateshead, UK
Snap, Cell Project Space, London UK
Idylle, DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, ES

Idylle, Phoenix Hallen/ Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

Föhn, Chelsea space, London UK
Ninteenthirtysix, Pullman Court, London UK
Lalaland, Project Gallery, Dublin UK
Coalesce The Remix, redux, London UK
Colors And Trips, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Germany

Obstractivist, Hales Gallery, London, UK
K3 Project Space, Zürich, CH
Alterity Display, Lawrence OHana Gallery, London, UK

The Bold & The Beautiful, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, AU
Colors And Trips, Jacky Strenz Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Further-Up In The Air, The Independent, Liverpool Biennial,Liverpool, UK
Superfluidity, Makslas Akademija, Riga, IS
Tmesis Gallery, Manchester, UK

Zwemmer Gallery, London, UK



Lothar Götz – Staircases, introduction by Sarah Brown, text by Bazon Brock, bi -lingual, published by domobaal editions in association with Leeds Art Gallery

The Russel Chantry, Lothar Götz/ Duncan Grant, The Collection, Lincoln, UK
Zeichnungsräume, Kunsthalle Hamburg (group)

Monograph published by Ridinghouse, London, with a text by Charles Darwent, Bi-lingual

Lothar Götz Works – 2011, monograph for solo exhibitions at Galerie der Stadt Remscheid,
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz

Optical Shift, Illusion und Täuschung, exhibition catalogue published by Kunst und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Düsseldorf, Germany

Lothar Götz: Häuser für Tollmi, monograph, exhibition catalogue, published by Museum Goch, edited by Erik Schönenberg, Kleve


Public and Private Collections

Collection and Usher Museum, Lincoln UK, Mead Gallery, Warwickshire UK, Government Art Collection, UK, Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany, Sammlung Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany, Sammlung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf im Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany


Art Düsseldorf
with Lothar Götz, Jörn Stoya, Line Lyhne, Albrecht Schäfer