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"A life being lived is the most human form of beauty"

The Alltagsmenschen

by Christel Lechner and Laura Lechner

The Artists
Christel and Laura Lechner

Two strong women stand behind the art of the Alltagsmenschen: Laura and Christel Lechner. The two artists are not only mother and daughter, but they also work and live together in the idyllic Lechnerhof Atelier near Witten.

 

The lives of the Lechner family have always been defined by art. Since 1996 Christel Lechner and her team have been creating ever new groups of sculptures and installations that keep surprising observers and make them stop and pause for a moment.

 

Starting in 2004, Laura Lechner - graduated master student of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf - collaboratively supports Christel Lechner in her work. Since years mother and daughter form a unique symbiosis with their different artistic
backgrounds complementing one another.

Christel Lechner's artistic career started in 1978 at the Keramikschule (School of Ceramics) in Landshut and the Werkkunstschule (School of Applied Art) in Münster. In 1982 she obtained the title of master ceramicist. Since 1996 Christel Lechner has devoted herself almost entirely to her lifesize concrete sculptures – the Alltagsmenschen.

In 2001 Laura Lechner qualified as an architectural ceramicist. Parallel to her work as a sculptress, she started painting in 2002. Laura Lechner's art studies took her to the Hochschule für bildende Kunst (university of art and design) in Saarbrücken and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where she studied under Peter Doig. She completed her studies there in 2010 and became a master student. Since 2004 she has been supporting Christel Lechner with her work on the Alltagsmenschen. Laura Lechner has been in charge of Atelier Lechnerhof since 2017.

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Atelier Lechnerhof

Working with
the Alltagsmenschen

While Laura Lechner developes pictures of the sculpture groups, Christel Lechner prepares preliminary studies and creates the first draft models.  Whereas the first sculptures still seemed relatively static, the Alltagsmenschen are now characterised by a remarkable liveliness that not only results from obvious body movement.

Based on those concepts Laura and Christel Lechner guide their small team through the various stages of the production process. The team is familiar with all steps, although each person has their own area of expertise.

Putzfrauen Alltagsmenschen Christel & Laura Lechner

The Alltagsmenschen

 

​The Alltagsmenschen do not aspire to beauty ideals. They wear swimming costumes or shorts, checked shirts and baseball caps; they're completely buttoned up or very casually attired. They show their wrinkles and bulges with something approaching pride. And above all they are at peace with themselves.

The Alltagsmenschen are mindful of the moment: at work, in a moment of idleness or completely relaxed. In chance encounters or smiling contentedly.

Alltagsmenschen Wiedenbrück der Lesende
Alltagsmenschen Entstehung Betonfiguren Atelier Lechnerhof

Atelier Lechnerhof

 

​The focus of Christel and Laura Lechner's lives and work is their studio: The Atelier Lechnerhof situated in picturesque green countryside near the town of Witten in Germany.

 

It is here that their ideas start with the first sketches and develop step by step into fully mature sculptures - "The Alltagsmenschen".

  • Alltagsmenschen Höxter
    Alltagsmenschen Höxter
    Fri, 15 Mar
    Höxter
    15 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 30 Oct 2024, 17:00
    Höxter, Corvey, 37671 Höxter, Deutschland
    15 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 30 Oct 2024, 17:00
    Höxter, Corvey, 37671 Höxter, Deutschland
    Vom 15.03.-30.10.24 findet die Alltagsmenschen Ausstellung in Höxter, NRW statt. Mehr als 50 Alltagsmenschen laden Sie an 16 Standorten zum Entdecken, Staunen und Interagieren ein
  • Alltagsmenschen Wiedenbrück
    Alltagsmenschen Wiedenbrück
    Thu, 21 Mar
    Rheda-Wiedenbrück
    21 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 15 Sept 2024, 17:00
    Rheda-Wiedenbrück, 33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück-Wiedenbrück, Deutschland
    21 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 15 Sept 2024, 17:00
    Rheda-Wiedenbrück, 33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück-Wiedenbrück, Deutschland
    Unsere größte Dauerausstellung in NRW! 21. März - 15. September 2024 Die Wiedenbrücker Ausstellung begeistert im Jahr 2024 bereits zum sage und schreibe 19. Mal Einheimische als auch alle neuen und bekannten Besucherinnen und Besucher der Doppelstadt an der Ems. In diesem Jahr wird es eine ganz be
  • Alltagsmenschen Sylt
    Alltagsmenschen Sylt
    Thu, 28 Mar
    Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt)
    28 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 03 Nov 2024, 17:00
    Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt), Dünenstraße, 25996 Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt), Deutschland
    28 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 03 Nov 2024, 17:00
    Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt), Dünenstraße, 25996 Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt), Deutschland
    Die neuen und bereits bekannten Alltagsmenschen finden Sie von Ende März bis Anfang November 2024 in Wenningstedt auf Sylt. Wir wünschen Ihnen schon heute viel Spaß bei und mit den Alltagsmenschen auf Deutschlands beliebtester Insel.
  • Alltagsmenschen auf der Bad RagARTz in der Schweiz
    Alltagsmenschen auf der Bad RagARTz in der Schweiz
    Sat, 04 May
    Bad Ragaz
    04 May 2024, 14:00 – 30 Oct 2024, 14:00
    Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz, Schweiz
    04 May 2024, 14:00 – 30 Oct 2024, 14:00
    Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz, Schweiz
    Die 9. schweizerische Triennale der Skulpturen findet vom 04. Mai - 30. Oktober in Bad Ragaz statt. In diesem Jahr können Sie die Gruppen Installation der Boule Gruppe auf der Bad RagARTz besuchen.
  • Alltagsmenschen Marktredwitz
    Alltagsmenschen Marktredwitz
    Wed, 24 Jul
    Marktredwitz
    24 Jul 2024, 08:00 – 04 Nov 2024, 17:00
    Marktredwitz, 95615 Marktredwitz, Deutschland
    24 Jul 2024, 08:00 – 04 Nov 2024, 17:00
    Marktredwitz, 95615 Marktredwitz, Deutschland
    Von Juli bis November findet die erste Alltagsmenschen Ausstellung in Marktredwitz in Bayern statt. Mehr als 40 Alltagsmenschen laden Sie zum Entdecken, Staunen und Interagieren ein
  • Alltagsmenschen Valkenburg a/d Geul in den Niederlanden
    Alltagsmenschen Valkenburg a/d Geul in den Niederlanden
    Sat, 02 Mar
    Valkenburg aan de Geul
    02 Mar 2024, 08:00 – 18 Jun 2024, 17:00
    Valkenburg aan de Geul, Kerkstraat 31, 6301 BX Valkenburg, Niederlande
    02 Mar 2024, 08:00 – 18 Jun 2024, 17:00
    Valkenburg aan de Geul, Kerkstraat 31, 6301 BX Valkenburg, Niederlande
    Entdecken Sie vom 02. März - 18. Juni 2024 mehr als 40 Betonfiguren der Alltagsmenschen an 19 unterschiedlichen Standorten in der Innenstadt von Valkenburg in Süd Limburg.

Exhibitions, Flyer and News

They stand in public spaces, pedestrian zones and parks, sit on benches or on the promenade, lie on lawns, seem to be busy with shopping or stop for a little chat: the Alltagsmenschen enliven public spaces. And they always cause a stir: The Alltagsmenschen from the Atelier Lechnerhof have long since gained a following throughout Europe and up to 150,000 visitors regularly come to see them.

Alltagsmenschen Fulda 2023 | 2 Wasserläuferinnen | Betonfigur

KOBLENZ

March - July

 

This year, for the first time, the Alltagsmenschen will visit the city where the Rhine and Moselle flow together.

Alltagsmenschen Rees 2023 | 3 Grazien auf dem Floß | Betonfiguren

NORDKIRCHEN

April – October

For the 1,000th anniversary of the city, the Alltagsmenschen visit the castle community Nordkirchen.

Sonnenanbeterin Beton Figur Sylt Alltagsmenschen

SYLT

March - October

 

The town of Wenningstedt on Sylt has almost become a second home for The Alltagsmenschen.

Alltagsmenschen Wiedenbrück

WIEDENBRÜCK

March – September

 

An annual exhibition in Wiedenbrück. Every year The Alltagsmenschen appear in a new formation - unfolding an effect and dynamism of their
own.

Strandläuferin Alltagsmenschen Christel & Laura Lechner

Bad RagARTz

May - October

 

In 2021 it is our delight to be again part of the art exhibition in Bad Ragaz - the 8th Bad RagARTz.

Alltagsmenschen Biennale de Montreux | Die Duscher

BIENNALE DE MONTREUX

August - October

 

Two new, exciting exhibitions in Switzerland: In summer 2021 you will find The Alltagsmenschen at the Biennale in Montreux and Ailyos.

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