Christopher Lehmpfuhl

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Christopher Lehmpfuhl is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Jutta Koether, Marie Zbikowska, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Christiane Löhr, and Peter Zimmermann. Christopher Lehmpfuhl was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Christopher Lehmpfuhl's work, including galleries in countries such as Switzerland and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Christopher Lehmpfuhl's work include Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, and Galerie Ludorff in Düsseldorf. Christopher Lehmpfuhl's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Carzaniga gallery at Art Basel 2019 at Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 12 June 2019 until 15 June 2019. Christopher Lehmpfuhl's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Von der Stadt in die Berge (21 August 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Galerie Carzaniga in Basel and REISE NACH GEORGIEN (26 April 2018 - 17 June 2018) at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin. Christopher Lehmpfuhl's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called REISE NACH GEORGIEN and took place at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, Germany from the 26 April 2018 to 17 June 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Christopher Lehmpfuhl

Born in 1972, Christopher Lehmpfuhl was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Christopher Lehmpfuhl