Kai Luther

Himalaya, Pine Wood Fine Art, Werder|Havel, Germany (S)

Stüler Church Caputh, Kunsttour Caputh 2017, Caputh, Germany (G)

Spring Exhibition, Pine Wood Fine Art, Werder|Havel, Germany (G)

BERLINER LISTE, Berlin Art Week, Pine Wood Fine Art, Berlin, Germany (G)

KÖLNER LISTE, Pine Wood Fine Art, Cologne, Germany (S)

Showroom Pine Wood Fine Art, Pine Wood Fine Art, Werder|Havel, Deutschland (S)

Das flüssige Element, Seestücke des 17. und 21. Jahrhunderts aus der SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde|Berlin, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Ahrenshoop, Germany (G)

Moment, Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, Germany (G)

Alles Wasser, Selected works from the SØR Rusche Collection, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany (G)

Meeresrauschen, upstairs berlin, Berlin, Germany (G)

Haus vier. Drei Positionen, Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany (G)

G – Group Exhibition     S – Solo Exhibition     C – Catalogue

Kai Luther - Wolverine Blues

Kai Luther
Bilder 2007-2009

Bilingual catalogue

Catalogue text by Sebastian Hoffmann
English translation Prof. Dr. Volker Raddatz
Graphic design Sonnenstaub Berlin

Kai Luther, born in Berlin in 1978, lives and works in Potsdam an Werder|Havel, Germany.

Luther’s works convey a nativeness, a deep bond and intimacy – as it existed in the early days – between man and nature whose phenomena manifest the presence of the Gods. The forests, the mountains and the lakes seem to possess their own memory as they have survived many epochs. Only isolated traces of civilization bear testimony to man’s various interventions.

Luther’s paintings reflect a human longing: the desire to be close to nature and to share its secrets, just like an elf or a magician. It was the Austrian poet Nikolaus Lenau who, in the middle of the 19th century, expressed this desire in one of his Waldlieder [Songs of the Forest] with similar intensity as Kai Luther does in his new landscape paintings.

“Like Merlin
I wish to stroll through the forests;
Like Merlin, I wish to understand
What the strong winds blow
What the thunder rolls
And what the lightning wants,
What the trees speak
When they crack”

Aeneas Bastian, Prologue in KAI LUTHER.NØRDLAND, translated by Volker Raddatz, edited by Léonie Helling, 2013

Public Collections

Kunstsammlung Deutscher Bundestag

SØR Rusche Sammlung, Oelde|Berlin

as well as national und international private collections