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SELECTED WORKS BY Ulrich Lamsfuss

Mutter und Kind im Krankenhaus, Somalia 1992 Christ Steele-Perkins, Magnum
Ulrich Lamsfuss
Mutter und Kind im Krankenhaus, Somalia 1992 Christ Steele-Perkins, Magnum

2004

2004, Oil on canvas

120 x 95 cm
The paintings of Ulrich Lamsfuss reproduce images found in a wide variety of media, from National Geographic, travel and fashion magazines to cinema and art history. He painstakingly duplicates each image, working his way across a feint pencil grid with the numbing precision of a computer plotter, square by square, top left to bottom right. Built up in oil over several long weeks, they are the very opposite of the sources on which they are based, momentary snapshots captured in a fraction of a second.


Mutter und Kind is based on a reportage photograph taken in a Somalian hospital at the height of the country’s civil war by award-winning Magnum photojournalist Chris Steele-Perkins. Stefan Jellheden, meanwhile, reproduces an advertisement created by the Danish photographer for Louis Vuitton itself based, as it happens, on a famous 1963 news photograph of a burning Vietnamese monk.


They could not, it seems, be more different. The first, a contemporary African pieta, is a private moment of grief and suffering, and terribly real. The second, intended from the outset for mass public consumption, was carefully scripted, staged and produced. As representations of the contemporary world, however, they are each as valid as the other. It is this that interests Lamsfuss, as he seeks through exacting replication to transform the society in which he lives into a painted hyperreality.
Stefan Jellheden
Ulrich Lamsfuss
Stefan Jellheden

2004

Oil on canvas

120 x 95 cm

Ulrich Lamsfuss's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971, Bonn, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Ulrich Lamsfuss, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY
Spielen & Wachsen, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Aftermodern Postglow, Antonio Ferrara, Vienna, Austria

2007
Gläserne Bienen, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (catalog)

2005
Pet Sounds, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
Pet Sounds, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
Der agnostische Blick, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2003
Somebody Give the Lord a Handclap, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
The Raw and the Cooked, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York

2002
Recent Paintings, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2000
Ulrich Lamsfuss, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2008
Ad Absurdum – Energien des Absurden von der klassischen Moderne zur Gegenwart, MartA Herford, curated by Jan Hoet, Herford

2007
Jetzt, Galerie BECK & EGGELING, Düsseldorf

2006
Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, Berlin, Germany

2005
Rückkehr ins All, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
European Painting Award, Frissirias Museum, Athens

2003
Superreal, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan

2002
Immediate Gesture, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
ICI Berlin, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
Lila, weiß und andere Farben, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2001
Viel Spass – beaucoup de plaisir, Espace Paul Ricard, Galerie Royale 2, Paris
Offensive Malerei, Lothringer 13/Halle, München