4 Nov. 2022 - 7 Jan. 2022

By Appointment Only

 
 

Together with Christopher Lehmpfuhl, we have gone into his archive and unearthed many unknown treasures from his early days. These early works, as well as two new large paintings that will subsequently find their way into Berlin's Red City Hall, we present to you for the first time at 69salon by KORNFELD. The paintings and watercolors from Lehmpfuhl's early work show popular Berlin landmarks, glimpses into the backyards of individual apartment buildings, as well as landscapes and self-portraits.

 
 

Christopher Lehmpfuhl (*1972, Berlin), master student of Klaus Fußmann at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, has received numerous awards, including a scholarship from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the GASAG Art Prize Berlin. His artworks have been presented at exhibitions in several institutions, including the Würth Museum in Künzelsau and La Rioja in Spain, the Museum of Art and Cultural History Schloss Gottorf, the Landesmuseum Schleswig-Holstein, as well as in a number of museums and galleries in Germany and abroad.

Sonnige Strandszene, Sylt, 2008/09
Water colour on laid paper
30 x 40 cm | 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Morsum-Kliff im Morgenlicht, 2008/09
Aater colour on laid paper
30 x 40 cm | 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Rote Felsen, Morsum-Kliff, 2008/09
Water colour on laid paper
30 x 40 cm | 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Sonnige Hafenszene, 2008/09
Water colour on laid paper
30 x 40 cm | 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

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.