Günter Ferdinand Ris
Ris studied at the academies in Karlsruhe, Duesseldorf and Freiburg in mash gau. It began its career in the 50's as a painter and had at the beginning of the 60's first successes as a sculptor (Biennale Musée modern trend, Paris d'Art; Documenta III, Kassel; German pavilion, Biennale Venice 1966).
Its luziden, concrete plastics in the public area are of sinnlicher severity and unpathetischer clarity and formally gave around 1970 a social basic attitude expression, which settled politically in the era Brandt/cross-eyed in the effort around transparency and tolerance. As the new building Bonn Office of the Federal Chancellor as structural Understatement without any representative decoration alone followed functional considerations, then loaded the spacedetermining luminous wall, the Ris in the entrance hall - before the press area! - installed, spontaneously and impressively to reflections over this new openness.
Its works became also international the German export property and sign of the new epoch, which rang in the end of the cold war (e.g. Well plant before the German message in Brasilia; Expo '70 in Osaka).
The linkage of design, painting and architecture in plastics was always one of its artistic main objectives, which it approximated from the most different directions. In its age work starting from 1996 he tied Paysages to the group of works “architecutals” the 60's and developed these architectural landscapes further from white plastic in variety like musical variations over a topic. Among other things he worked also as a designer and e.g. developed furniture, interior arrangements and. for Rosenthal a coffee and a Tee-Service, glasses and the “Sunball” - ball chair (1975).
- Eduard Trier: G.F. Ris, Recklinghausen 1971
- Dierk Stemmler: G.F.Ris. Luminous walls, light column, light fields, Heidelberg 1983
- Joachim Heusinger v. Waldegg: G.F. Ris, Frankfurt 1994
- G.F. Ris, hrsg. Dieter Ronte, art museum Bonn 1998
- G.F. Ris. Paysages. New work 1996-1998, Leverkusen 1998
- Boris of Brauchitsch: G. F. Ris, the plastic work 1958-2001. Vienna and publishing house, Cologne 2002, ISBN 3-8790-9777-1
|NAME||Ris, Günter Ferdinand|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German sculptors|
|DATE OF BIRTH||16. May 1928|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leverkusen, Germany|
|DYING DATE||15. May 2005|
|DYING PLACE||Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany|