It can be a privilege to breathe freely, and at the present time this is even truer than ever. For the Berlin artist Christopher Lehmpfuhl, the air outdoors plays a large role in his inspiration. For his next exhibition, "Berliner Freiluft", the artist was drawn to the Beelitz-Heilstätten - a former sanatorium for the treatment of lung diseases just outside Berlin. His new oil and watercolour paintings will be exhibited there for the first time before then moving to Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
About the artist
Born 1972 in Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Christopher Lehmpfuhl carries the tradition of plein-air painting into our present day. As the impressionists did more than 100 years ago, he takes his colours and his canvases and goes where his subject is. In Christopher Lehmpfuhl's practice, painting becomes a performative act that includes sight as well as touch, hearing and smell. His paintings are the result of an intense dialogue with the world through all the impressions that find their way onto the canvas through the painter's eyes, arms, hands and his colours.