Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce German painter Georg Karl Pfahler's inaugural presentation in London, a comprehensive survey of defining works from throughout the artist's career. The exhibition showcases a collection of paintings and works on paper that celebrate the legacy of Germany's first Hard Edge painter. Pfahler developed his mature style in 1958 with his first series, Formativ. However, it was not until 1962 that Pfahler began incorporating his signature block-like forms alongside crisply defined areas of colour that embody his first Hard Edge paintings. These features epitomise his subsequent series, including Metro, West-Ost-Transit, Espan and Fra Firenze,...
  • Georg Karl Pfahler was born in Emetzheim, Germany in 1926 and died in 2002. He studied at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart...

    Georg Karl Pfahler was born in Emetzheim, Germany in 1926 and died in 2002. He studied at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart under Willi Baumeister, graduating in 1954. Pfahler raised to prominence in the early 1960s as one of the first hard-edge painters in Europe. In 1965 he was included in the seminal group exhibition Signale at the Kunsthalle Basel. He represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in...