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Adolf Luther
hängende durchsichtige Linsen im Raum
Adolf Luther, Hänge-Linsen, 1980, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Peter Hinschläger

In the glass and mirror objects conceived as series, Adolf Luther thematizes immaterial light as an energetic reality in space. This insight precedes his painterly work: early impressionist paintings culminated in the "Black Matter Works," in which he overcomes illusionist categories.

In the 1980s, the hanging lenses (Hänge-Linsen) were located on the Hoeschplatz in front of the museum. Here they were filled with life by the weather and reflected the light into the surrounding space in ever-changing scenarios.

Today, the lenses are permanently installed in front of the Peill Forum in the LHM and reflect the architectural atrium with its changing light effects.