Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “PPeople Like You Find It Easy” featuring works by Lothar Hempel in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “PPeople Like You Find It Easy” featuring works by Lothar Hempel in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “PPeople Like You Find It Easy” featuring works by Lothar Hempel in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “PPeople Like You Find It Easy” featuring works by Lothar Hempel in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “PPeople Like You Find It Easy” featuring works by Lothar Hempel in 2014 at Anton Kern Gallery.

Works

This is a work titled People Like You Find It Easy made in 2014. The materials are acrylic, ink, oil, crayon, spray paint, graphite on a primed aluminum sheet, and the dimensions are 36.35 inches by 138.25 inches.This is a work titled 5 Actors made in 2014. The materials are pencil on paper, and the dimensions are 13.75 inches by 11.8 inches.This is a work titled Ein Schwarzweiss-Film (one black and white movie) made in 2014. The materials are C Print and pencil on paper, and the dimensions are 20 inches by 20.5 inches.This is a work titled F3 Actors by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2014. The materials are pencil and ink stamp on paper, and the dimensions are 23.75 inches by 31.75 inches.This is a work titled Friedrichstrassenblues by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2014. The materials are ink on primed aluminum sheet, and the dimensions are 79.75 inches by 63 inches.This is a work titled Grotta Azzurra by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2014. The materials are acrylic, ink, oil, crayon, spray paint, graphite on a primed aluminum sheet, and the dimensions are 79.25 inches by 87.375 inches.This is a work titled Weisser Rauch (white smoke) by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2014. The materials are acrylic, ink, oil, crayon, spray paint, graphite on a primed aluminum sheet, and the dimensions are 79.25 inches by 79.25 inches.This is a work titled Tell Me Everything by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2014. The materials are acrylic, ink, oil, crayon, spraypaint, pencil on a smoke primed aluminium sheet, and the dimensions are 85.5 inches by 25.6 inches by 23.6 inches.

Press Release

Lothar Hempel

People Like You Find It Easy

September 4 –
October 4, 2014

Like a futuristic stage impresario, and seemingly without effort, Hempel choreographs figures and objects, matches disparate materials and techniques, and arranges geometric shapes, luminous colors, and sinuous organic lines into paintings and drawings of self-conscious aplomb. The artist applies acrylic, ink, oil, crayon, spray-paint, and pencil to primed, screen-printed aluminum sheets, often augmenting these panels with found objects such as coins or crystals, creating works that reveal a great sense of syncopated rhythm and temperament. Hempel’s work displays a kind of sprezzatura, an “aristocratic cool,” that in the past has related to frank amorality or illicit pleasures, but may still be understood as a metaphor for the freedom and release sought from the weight of artistic tradition and critical expectations.

*On September 5 and 6, 2014, The Kitchen is screening Lothar Hempel’s new film Mäusebunker (Mice Bunker). At once dystopian vision and subjective portrayal of Germany since the early 1980s, Mäusebunker is performed by lay actors, all friends and colleagues of the artist in Berlin. The screening will be accompanied by a live reenactment performance.

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