Lehmpfuhl is one of a rare-breed of painters in today’s world, who despite the fashions and trends of the art market has committed himself to plein air landscape painting. He switches from using brushes to working with his own fingers and hands, and graduates from narrow tubes of oil paint to using entire buckets. His application of paint on canvas, delicately pastose initially, turns coarse, congealing into concrete materiality that is approaching sculptural form. His initially small format paintings, dominated by subtle painterly gestures, increasingly expand into monumentality. Lehmpfuhl chooses remarkably large formats, spectacular vertical and horizontal shapes of extreme dimensions, threatening to exceed the walls of a living space as much as those of some galleries. Presenting both close views and wide-angle panoramas, Lehmpfuhl’s paintings demand a double vision. From a close view we are confronted with material images of densely compressed masses of paint, leaning towards abstraction. From a distance of a few meters, however, we are marvelling at the immediacy of Lehmpfuhl’s impressions of nature and their transformation into skilfully staged landscapes of magnificent depth.