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Lutz Muenzfeld

"It was at an exhibition of original oil paintings at the Pulheim-based K. Wehr gallery where artist Lutz Muenzfeld established himself as one of the most outstanding neo-impressionists of contemporary times.

Lutz Muenzfeld excels like no other painter when it comes to capturing the nuances of light and atmosphere with oils. Consistently, and with precision in study and detail, his painting represents a continuation of the painting of landscapes and scenery achieved by Claude Monet. He has perfected the essence of Impressionism, the ability to capture an exact moment with a realism of almost photographic precision.”


Thomas Wehr
www.galerie-wehr.de

Biography

1947
Born in Remscheid, Bergisches Land; lived there until 1967.

1968
Started studying art, learning about painting techniques, establishing contact with local circle of artists.

1970
Studying for teaching and art qualifications.

1981
In-depth study of Impressionist painting of scenery and landscapes.

1982
Painting (landscapes) in various European countries.

1985 - 2001
Successful exhibitions on the subject of “Light” in Germany and other European countries.

Lutz Muenzfeld died in 2004 after a long illness.

The particular essence of the work of Lutz Muenzfeld lies in how he treats and represents light. Running through his work are themes and motifs that capture passing moments of the day or the year, sometimes depicting the same place or location. What this achieves is a direct sense in the paintings of pure “impression” as encapsulated by the Impressionist school of painters. To represent necessary depths of colour, he found inspiration in studying Tibetan Buddhism, where the combination of elements of colour - reds, greens, yellows, blue and white depicting fire, water, earth, air and space - lent itself naturally for a style of painting centred on light and shade.

Alongside components of space, such as distant landscapes, and a focus on capturing the present moment, such as in studies of windows and doors, his work also reproduces aspects of differing times of the day. It allows him to achieve a harmony encompassing time and space alongside nature and objects as they evolve with the changing effects of sunlight. It is this that makes the conception of a picture a personal act of creation.