• Lukas Duwenhögger

    Galerie Buchholz | Cologne, Elisenstraße 4-6

    A penchant for the old-fashioned and the decorative, combined with a certain mannered artificiality, are often considered hallmarks of camp. Lukas Duwenhögger’s oil paintings, which hark back to the painterly style of the 19th-century plein air painters, are made up of just such traits. In his work he fondly indulges relationships between light and shadow, and his colors glow like those of Gustave Caillebotte. Small details, such as the spread fingers of a man smoking as he crosses the street, or a hand languidly resting on a hip, evoke the mood of the 19th-century dandy as much as the self-conscious

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