Aug 21 – Oct 30, 2021
Gallery Ludorff Königsallee 22 Dusseldorf
It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce our first regular public exhibition in a long time: Christopher Lehmpfuhl. Im Licht
Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am Samstag, den 21. August 2021 von 14 Uhr bis 20 Uhr statt. Der Künstler ist anwesend.
Christopher Lehmpfuhls Schaffen steht in der Tradition der Plein-Air-Malerei der deutschen Impressionisten von Max Slevogt oder Max Liebermann, die er neu interpretiert. Unter freiem Himmel fertigt der Meisterschüler von Klaus Fußmann seine farbschweren Landschaftsdarstellungen und Stadtansichten an und sucht fernab romantisierender Schönheit, den direkten Kontakt zu den Naturgewalten.
Many of his paintings show Berlin and the immediate surroundings of the artist's hometown, while others depict the wild nature of northern Germany, the sea, or the colorful blossoms of a warm spring morning.
The pandemic, however, has also forced Christopher Lehmpfuhl to pause. You won't find southern landscapes or rocky mountain sceneries this time. Yet one soon realizes that these are not necessary to understand the inherent beauty of his works. It is not only hidden in the motif, but above all in the special atmosphere that all of the artist's works radiate.
"There are certain moments of light, a special atmosphere, where we stop to take a photo. Why is that? I maintain that there are moments of light that are art and that fascinate us. It is now for me as an artist to recognize these and to implement them painterly. The certain shadow cast on a facade, for example, is sometimes perfect for only a few minutes to bring out its true character. Then, when it is suddenly in shadow due to the position of the sun, it's over."
It is precisely these moments of light that distinguish Christopher Lehmpfuhl's works and make them so incomparable.
The exhibition shows over 30 new works by the artist, most of which were created in the last two years.
A high-quality catalogue will accompany the exhibition.