Detailed, gentle, and differentiated brushwork characterise Lutz-Kinoy's paintings, which predominantly depict sacred and profane bodies in soothing settings. Using multiple shades of one colour, he creates a certain depth, both painterly and spiritual, that allows the viewer to experience his artwork beyond the canvas. Taking, among others, inspiration from Dante Alighieri’s poem Inferno and Auguste Rodin’s La Porte de l’Enfer, the artist evokes a notion of what is further our perception of reality – a window to the clouds.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy intentionally conceptualised his showcase for the viewer to deeply engage on a physical and intellectual level. By doing so, he created a space of temporary escapism. In a time where people long for stimulating experience, the artist succeeds in providing them with a unique approach to contemporary art. The venue, Salon Berlin, was opened in 2016 and functions as exhibition and event space of the renowned Museum Frieder Burda, originally located in Baden-Baden.