On 27 and 28 October 2018, Plein Air painter Christopher Lehmpfuhl will be showing an artistic documentation of Berlin’s Schlossplatz in the underground station “Unter den Linden” (U5). Galerie Kornfeld is pleased to invite you to the exhibition of works from the Schlossplatz cycle by Christopher Lehmpfuhl.
Supported by the international media company Bertelsmann and the project company U5, the Berlin Plein Air painter Christopher Lehmpfuhl is showing 37 works from the Schlossplatz cycle of more than 100 paintings in the temporary “Underground Gallery” of the future intersection station “Unter den Linden. These show examples of the demolition of the Palast der Republik (“the New Center”) and the various phases of the reconstruction of the city palace.
Berlin’s Schlossplatz, the historical center of Berlin, the landmark of this cosmopolitan city has been my major artistic theme since 2008. It is precisely these upheavals and rapid urban changes that I have captured in large-format (180 x 240 cm) enormously pasty oil paintings. Continuously and intensively. In the open air, always on location and almost simultaneously.
An interview with Christopher Lehmpfuhl and Dr. Stephanie Niehoff (Communication & Resident Management Officer) in the newsletter of the project company U5 gives a foretaste of the exhibition: Interview with Christopher Lehmpfuhl and Dr. Stephanie Niehoff
Christopher Lehmpfuhl, former 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 Kunstpreis Berlin. To mark the 20th anniversary of German reunification in 2009, the artist was commissioned to paint the 16 federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany. His works have been shown in museums and galleries in Germany and abroad, most recently at the Marburger Kunstverein.
WHEN? Saturday, 27th October 2018, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday, 28th October 2018, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
WHERE? U-Bahnhof “Unter den Linden” (U5), at the corner Friedrichstr./Unter den Linden in Berlin-Mitte (Admission free, access unfortunately not barrier-free)
Image caption: Christopher Lehmpfuhl: Sommerlicher Schlossplatz, Juni 2016, 2016 Öl auf Leinwand | Oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm | 70 3/4 x 94 1/2 in
Christopher Lehmpfuhl – U-Bhf Unter den Linden (U5) – 27.10.-28.10.2018 | ART at Berlin