The Schlossmuseum Gottorf in Schleswig-Holstein is showing the large solo exhibition "Farbrausch" from April, 25 to October, 17 2021.
The monographic exhibition, conceived in close collaboration with Christopher Lehmpfuhl, presents an impressive overview of 25 years of work.
As long-time colleagues and friends, we are very happy for the artist and congratulate him warmly on this extremely successful and important exhibition!
The work of Christopher Lehmpfuhl, born in Berlin in 1972, follows in the tradition of plein air painting by the German Impressionists Max Slevogt or Max Liebermann.
The former master student of Klaus Fußmann creates his colourful land-and cityscapes in the outdoor and seeks direct contact with the forces of nature, far from every romanticising beauty.
On regular painting trips, Christopher Lehmpfuhl travels through a wide variety of countries and continents to capture their diversity of character and impressive natural phenomena. He often focuses on extreme landscapes such as the high Alps and the wild sea.
The respective external conditions, the weather, the light and the accompanying spontaneous changes have a great influence on his painting. The artist paints his pictures with massive use of colour material: the oil paint is applied directly to the canvas with bare hands, without a brush. This extremely impasto, very gestural painting - especially in the extremely large formats and in particularly impassable locations - often also means a physical challenge for the artist. However, Lehmpfuhl understands this as an elementary part of the creative process.
Wer mehr zu der Ausstellung erfahren möchte, dem empfehlen wir diese beiden Ausstellungsvideos des Schlossmuseum und NDR.