Christoph von Weyhe was born in 1937 in Halle (Saale). He lives and works in Paris and Hamburg. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1961 and began to work with plume, in order to catch the image of his dream-like landscapes. For the last 35 years he has kept returning to the place where he grew up – the harbour of Hamburg – and has depicted it through painting. Christoph von Weyhe first captures the instant with gouache, and then works on a reinvention of his initial sensation for months, and even years. 

Recent exhibitions include: a participation to "International Laundry 2", invited by Mike Bouchet, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt/Main, 2015; a solo presentation at Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt/Main, 2015; and an invitation by Tatiana Trouvé at Galerie Johann König, Berlin, 2016.  

In May-June 2016, Christoph von Weyhe’s oeuvre will be celebrated in two solo exhibitions in Paris: at Galerie Eric Dupont, and in the exhibition of his gouaches “Au silence” at Galerie Azzedine Alaïa. The latter will be accompanied by a publication edited by Donatien Grau, published jointly by the Association Azzedine Alaïa and Actes Sud, which will contain the first scholarly analysis of Christoph von Weyhe’s work. The book includes a foreword by Patrick Modiano, a conversation between von Weyhe and Tatiana Trouvé, essays by Éric de Chassey, Emanuele Coccia, Maël Renouard, Devika Singh and Jean-Philippe Toussaint, and hommages by Paul McCarthy, Luigi Serafini and Vladimir Spivakov. 

Christoph von Weyhe is represented by galerie Éric Dupont in Paris. 

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