until 20.06. | #2724ARTatBerlin | Galerie Kornfeld shows from 1st May 2020 the exhibition Licht/Blicke with new works by the Berlin Plein Air Painter Christopher Lehmpfuhl.
“As a freelance and passionate plein-air painter, I currently paint a lot in my studio or at home. This is the result of the extraordinary situation that we all diversely experience in the time of corona… What always came naturally to me is suddenly no longer possible due to the limited freedom of movement. But the temporary retreat also brings with it a state of contemplation, the quality of which I much appreciate.”
Even in times like these, artists do what they always do: they pursue their calling, and they work. The quote from Christopher Lehmpfuhl, which we have prefaced our press release with, illustrates that this is also no different for a plein-air artist. Social distancing and the imposition to only leave the house in exceptional cases fuels creativity and represents a new challenge, which the artist is more than willing to face.
Not only the artist, but also the gallerist does what he always does: he follows his calling, and he works. And it is also true for the gallerist that the changes in the world caused by Corona will lead to new paths.
Therefore, you will be presented Christopher Lehmpfuhl’s new works—oil paintings that were created in the first days of the shutdown in the empty streets of Berlin, which announce the awakening of spring as well as the strange calm in the city, and watercolours that capture the intimacy of one’s own four walls in small formats—in the gallery under altered circumstances. Individually, concentrated, in dialogue with me and my team.
From the 1st of May, you will be able to view the works also on our website in a brand new format whenever you wish. Simply go to www.galeriekornfeld.com and register in the Online Viewing Room with your name and e-mail address.
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.
And when the world suddenly comes to a standstill, the artist too stays within his own four walls and paints the outside light illuminating the interior. Now no longer with oil but travelling light, so to speak:using watercolours, he discovers a new world within the walls, small treasures in his own home, subtleties that we often overlook in our drivenness.
Christopher Lehmpfuhl, a former master student of Klaus Fußmann at the Berlin University of the Arts, received numerous awards, including a scholarship from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the GASAG ArtPrize Berlin. The works of Christopher Lehmpfuhl are shown at various exhibitions in institutions, museums and galleries in both Germany and abroad.
Until the 10th of January 2021, the Museum Würth in Künzelsau is hosting the show “Christopher Lehmpfuhl. Zwischen Pathos und Pastos”.
Our exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Dr Hermann Rogger from the Museum Rudolf Stolz in Sexten (South Tyrol), Christopher Lehmpfuhl, Alfred Kornfeld, and Dr Tilman Treusch as well as a Leporello with 8 postcards.
Yours Alfred Kornfeld and Team
Vernissage: Friday, 1st Mai 2020, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, and online at the virtual art roon on the gallery website
Special opening hours: Saturday, 2nd May to Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Exhibition period: Tuesday, 5th May to Saturday, 20th June 2020
Opening hours + current regulation: from Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, max. 2 visitiors at the same time. arrangements by phone: +49 30 889 225 890Zur Galerie Kornfeld
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