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CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER, PERSONENGRUPPE AN FEUERSTELLE, 1982
Acrylics on canvas, 174 x 203 cm
CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER
PERSONENGRUPPE AN FEUERSTELLE, 1982
Acrylics on canvas, 174 x 203 cm
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CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER, INDIANERDARSTELLUNG, 1968
Acrylics on screenprint, 176 x 114 cm
CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER
INDIANERDARSTELLUNG, 1968
Acrylics on screenprint, 176 x 114 cm
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CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER
b. 1942, based in Los Angeles, US

The subversive work of Christof Kohlhöfer is closely connected to German Pop Art and the so called “capitalist realism”. The artist uses stencil techniques and spray cans to transfer the aesthetics of urban art into galleries and museums, opening up a critical discourse on our commercial society. The result is a mixture of complex visual worlds that wander between banality and opulence, subculture and acknowledged art. Through metaphorical and linguistic interventions Kohlhöfer adresses social structures to the observer. His new visual dimensions involve the viewer’s individual experience and perception of reality. The artist breaks down the projections of his photographic originals transposing them into stencil. These depict topics such as social inequality and frustration, underground art and varied aspects of life. Kohlhöfer studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Karl Otto Goetz and Joseph Beuys, graduating in 1971.
CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER, SMOKING ODALISQUE, 1993, Mixed media on ca. 500 matchboxes with holographic images, 156 x 252 cm
CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER
SMOKING ODALISQUE, 1993
Mixed media on ca. 500 matchboxes with holographic images,
156 x 252 cm
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CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER, PIGS, 1993, Mixed media on canvas, 135 x 120 cm
CHRISTOF KOHLHÖFER
PIGS, 1993
Mixed media on canvas, 135 x 120 cm
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Past exhibitions
REBEL REVOLUTION RHINELAND
Duchow, Kohlhöfer, Polke, Schulze
SETAREH Berlin
Broadway The Hard Way
Achim Duchow, Christof Kohlhöfer, Memphis Schulze
SETAREH Düsseldorf
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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm