VNH artist

Friedrich Kunath

Born in Chemnitz, East Germany in 1974.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States.
Artworks

Friedrich Kunath - A Fact, 2014-2016

Oil and Acrylic on canvas - 233.7 x 396.2 x 5.1 cm (92.01 x 155.98 x 2 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - A Fact, 2014-2016

Friedrich Kunath - I'm Glad I'm Not Me, 2015

Acrylic on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 4 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I'm Glad I'm Not Me, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - Our Chance, 2015-2016

Acrylic on canvas - 182.9 x 182.9 x 4 cm (72 x 72 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Our Chance, 2015-2016

Friedrich Kunath - My Loneliness Shines, 2015-2016

Acrylic on canvas - 213.4 x 165.7 x 5.1 cm (84 x 65.25 x 2 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - My Loneliness Shines, 2015-2016

Friedrich Kunath - I'm Really Into The World Lately, 2015

Acrylic on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 4 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I'm Really Into The World Lately, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - I will be more romantic, 2015

Acrylic on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 4 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I will be more romantic, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine, 2015

Acrylic on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 4 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - Togetherness, 2016

Acrylic on canvas - 218.4 x 160 x 3.8 cm (86 x 63 x 1.5 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Togetherness, 2016

Friedrich Kunath - Stepping Out, I Guess, 2016

Acrylic and ink on canvas - 76.2 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm (30 x 40 x 1.5 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Stepping Out, I Guess, 2016

Friedrich Kunath - I Am Starting To Feel O.K., 2015

Acrylic and ink on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 4 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 1.57 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I Am Starting To Feel O.K., 2015

Friedrich Kunath - Win Some, Lone Some, 2015

Acrylic and ink on canvas - 182.9 x 274.3 x 4.5 cm (72 x 108 x 1.77 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Win Some, Lone Some, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - I am a stranger here, 2015

Acrylic and ink on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 x 5 cm (59.8 x 47.6 x 2 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I am a stranger here, 2015

Friedrich Kunath - My Loneliness Shines, 2016

Neon - 150 x 83 cm (59.06 x 32.68 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - My Loneliness Shines, 2016

Friedrich Kunath - No Plans, 2016

Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas - 182.9 x 152.4 cm (72 x 60 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - No Plans, 2016

Friedrich Kunath - There's a Reason Why People Don't Stay Where They Are, 2017

Acrylic and ink on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 cm (60 x 48 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - There's a Reason Why People Don't Stay Where They Are, 2017

Friedrich Kunath - I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You, 2017

acrylic and oil on canvas - 152.4 x 121.9 cm (60 x 48 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You, 2017

Friedrich Kunath - Trouville-sur-Mer, 2017

Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas - 161.3 x 115.6 cm (63.5 x 45.5 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Trouville-sur-Mer, 2017

Friedrich Kunath - Banana Wind, 2017

Oil on canvas - 182.9 x 152.4 cm (72 x 60 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Banana Wind, 2017

Friedrich Kunath - Envelope (Seascape), 2017

Acrylic on canvas - 91.4 x 121.9 cm (36 x 48 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Envelope (Seascape), 2017

Friedrich Kunath - Untitled (Sunset Envelope), 2017

Acrylic on canvas - 116.8 x 162.6 cm (46 x 64 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Untitled (Sunset Envelope), 2017

Friedrich Kunath - Can't Wait, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches) Framed dimensions: 40 x 31.5 cm (15.7 x 12.4 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Can't Wait, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Still Do, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 31.5 x 40 cm (12.4 x 15.7 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Still Do, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Maybe for a Little While, 2018

Acrylic and ink on paper - 40.6 x 30.5 cm (16 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 48,5 x 38 cm (19 x 14,9 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Maybe for a Little While, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - The Dawn Will End the Night, 2018

Acrylic and ink on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches) Framed dimensions: 40 x 31.5 cm (15.7 x 12.4 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - The Dawn Will End the Night, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Fuck It, Love You, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Fuck It, Love You, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Tuesday Is Pizza Day, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches) Framed dimensions: 40 x 31.5 cm (15.7 x 12.4 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Tuesday Is Pizza Day, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Mid Air, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 inches) Framed dimensions: 40 x 31.5 cm (15.7 x 12.4 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Mid Air, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Sad Optimism, 2018

Watercolor and ink on paper - 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 38,5 x 37 cm (14.5 x 15.1 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Sad Optimism, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Why Not Cry Together, 2018

Acrylic and ink on paper - 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 38,5 x 37 cm (14.5 x 15.1 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Why Not Cry Together, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - Nowhere Fast, 2018

Acrylic and ink on paper - 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 38,5 x 37 cm (14.5 x 15.1 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - Nowhere Fast, 2018

Friedrich Kunath - We could be looking for the same thing, 2018

Acrylic and ink on paper - 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 inches) Framed dimensions: 38,5 x 37 cm (14.5 x 15.1 inches)
Friedrich Kunath - We could be looking for the same thing, 2018
Biography
“The text in my work is mostly a mix of fractions from books, poems ans lyrics, where I add or subtract some words in order to reach another higher or lower sense. Sometimes it’s just a word flying around the room and all I had to do was catch it.”

Friedrich Kunath, a multidisciplinary artist – painter, draftsman and sculptor – draws his dynamism and inspiration sources from the contemporary world. His multifaceted, incongruous and diverse works are all encompassing citations, collages, recycling and references.
Having received a classical art education, the artist produces unclassifiable artworks between hyperrealism and surreal humour. Whether he borrows the contemporary codes or he is inspired by german romanticism – the feeling of his paintings is sometimes reminiscent of certain works by Caspar David Friedrich – the artist skilfully plays with boundaries, eras, as well as great movements in the history of art. He is also immersed in the pop culture to which he is confronted to by living and working in Los Angeles.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor, Blum & Poe, New York (USA)
Where is the Madness that you Promised Me?, Tim Van Laerne, Antwerp (Belgium)

2017
Frutti di mare, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)

2016
Juckreiz, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (Germany)
The World is a Beautiful Place (We’re not here for Long), Kai Kai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
My Loneliness Shines, VNH Gallery, Paris (France)

2015
Sentimental Air, BQ, Berlin (Germany)

2014
Earth to Fuckface, White Cube, Hong Kong (China)
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harber, New York (US)
The Forrest Smelled Like Bananas, Capri, Düsseldorf (Germany)
If I Could Only Remember Your Name, Kunstalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven (Germany)
Grand Optimist, Eastern Star Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
The Temptation to Exist (May Contain Nuts), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (US)
A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac,
Ivry-sur-Seine (France)

2013
I’m Running Out of World, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London (UK)
Raymond Moody’s Blues, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (UK)

2012
Lacan’s Haircut, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (US)
Your Life is Not for You, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (Germany)
Things We Did When We Were Dead, BQ, Berlin (Germany)

2011
Lonely Are the Free, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (Germany)
The Most Beautiful World in the World, White Cube, London (UK)

2010
Tropical Depression, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (USA)
I Used to be Darker, But then I got Lighter and then I got Dark Again, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
Friedrich Kunath, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (USA)
Friedrich Kunath, Kunstsaele, Berlin (Germany)

2009
Hello Walls, BQ, Berlin (Germany)
7 x 14, Kunstalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden (Germany)
Home Wasn’t Built in a Day, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (Germany)

2008
Rising vs. Setting, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (USA)
Emoh, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USAA)

2007
Twilight, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (USA)
Kunst aus NRW in der Ehemaligen Reichsabtei Aachen-Kornelimunster, BQ, Cologne (Germany)

2006
I have always been here before, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)

2005
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (NY)

2004
We Were the One Thing in the Galaxy God Didn’t Have His Eyes on, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)
Our Endless Numbered Days, BQ, Cologne (Germany)

2003
We Are Not As Far West As We Suppose We Are, The Bakery/Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2002
Welcome Home Steve Curry, BQ, Cologne (Germany)

2001
Bonner Kunstverein, Peter Mertes Stipendium (with Tea Djordjadze), Bonn (Germany)
Friedrich Kunath : Videos, CHAUSSE 37, Berlin (Germany)

2000
One Day It Will All Make Sense, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (Scotland)

1998
Why Are My Friends Such Finks, BQ, Cologne (Germany)

Group Exhibitions

2018
Under the Night, Albertz Benda, New York (USA)
Four Rooms, Blum & Poe, New York (USA)

2016
Self fiction, Kunsthal KAdE (Netherlands)
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles
Revue Gallery, London (UK)
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection : From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer,
Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama (Japan)
Tomorrow is a long time, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (Belgium)

2015
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, City University of New York, New York (USA)
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up : Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)
Love or the Lack of It, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (Spain)
My Wife Does the Dishes, I do the Revolution, Kimmerich, Berlin (Germany)
Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (USA)

2014
Lone Tree, Marlborough Chelsea, New York (USA)
Friendly Takeover: Artists Show Their Collection, MARTa Herford, Herford (Germany)

2013
Set Pieces, Cardi Black Box, Milan (Italy)
More Young Americans, L’Enclos des Bernardins, Hotel de Miramion, Paris (France)
The Hope of Wrecks, Museum of St. Albans, Hertfordshire (UK)
À Triple Tour: Oeuvres de la Collection Pinault, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, La conciergerie, Paris (France)

2012
Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich (Switzerland)
Stiftung Schloss Dyck, Juechen (Germany)
Funny, FLAG Art Fondation, New York (USA)
Wonderful-Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht Collection, Me Collectors Room, Berlin (Germany)
You should’ve Heard Just What I Seen, Riverview School, East Sandwich (USA)

2011
Dwelling, Marianne Boesky, New York, NYWatercolous, Tate Britain, London (UK)
Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (USA)
Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya (Israel)
Gesamtkunstwerk, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
Deserture, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (Austria)
Always, Sometimes, Often, Never, Gargosian, Beverly Hills (USA)
MärklinWorld, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (Netherlands)
Collection Exhibition, Berezdivin Collection-Espacio 1414, San Juan (Puerto Rico)
The Second Strike, 3rd Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (Israel)
Il Mondo Vi Appartiene (The World Belongs to You), Palazzo Grassi, Venice (Italy)
Pamphile, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg (Germany)
Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (USA)
MIAC III Away From the Horde, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami (USA)
BS-VISITE, Braunschweig (Germany)
Painting…Expanded, Berezdivin Collection – Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico

2010
The Library of Babel : In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, Projectspace 176, London (UK)
11th Triennale für Kleinplastik (Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture), Fellbach (Germany)
Country Music, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)
Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London (UK)
Captain Pamphile #2, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg (Germany)

2009
Play, Galeria Monica de Cardenas, Milan (Italy)
Grin & Bear It: Cruel Humor in Art and Life, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork (Ireland)
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)

2008
The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York (USA)
Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx (USA)
Gravity in Art, Telic Art Exchange, Los Angeles (USA)
Life on Mars: the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg (USA)
Vertrautes Terrain: Aktuelle Kunst in/über Deutschland, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (Germany)
The Eternal Flame, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (Switzerland)
Journeys to Nowhere: Selections from the Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (USA)

2007
Blind Date, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome (Italy)
Dream and Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (Austria)
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London (UK)
Seb Koberstädt / Friedrich Kunath: Förderpreisträger 2006, Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Dusseldorf (Germany)
Verwendungsnachweis, Stipendiaten der Jurgen Ponto-Stiftung 2003-2006, MMK Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2006
Bonanza, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (USA)
Nothing But Pleasure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna (Austria)
Spooky, Het Gebouw, Utrecht (Netherlands)
Esquidor en el Fondo de un Pozo, Fundaccion/coleccion Jumex, Mexico City (Mexico)

2005
Avalon Art Association, Revelin Castle, Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Exile: New York is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York (USA)
Fabriques du Sublime, la Galerie, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Ville de Noisy-le-Sec (France)
The Gravity in Art, De Appel, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works On Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (USA)

2004
No One Else Can Make Me Feel the Colors Taht You Bring, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)
Rhinegold: Art from Cologne, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool (UK)
Rings of Saturn, Rockwell Gallery, London (UK)
Strawberry Fields, O.P.A Guadalajara and Galeria CANAIA, Mexico City (Mexico)

2003
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (USA)

2002
Mise en scène: Curieux VI-Friedrich Kunath: When was the first time when you realized the next time would be the last time, Bonner Kunstverein & Videonale, Bonn (Germany)
On The Other Hand You Have Different Fingers, Galerie Gait Nourbakhsch, Berlin (Germany)
Present, Hammer Sidi, London (UK)
Superschloss, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (Germany)

2001
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Reinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1995-2001, BQ, Cologne (Germany)

2000
Parking Meters, Cologne (Germany)
Make My Paper Sound, Studiogalerie Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany)

1998
Junge Kunst im Zweiten, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany)

1995
VOXXX-Galerie, Chemnitz (Germany)
Green Room, San Diego (USA)

1994
The Easiest Thing to Grow in a Garden is Tired, Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Braunschweig
(Germany)

Exhibitions

My Loneliness Shines

19 March - 22 May 2016 VNH Gallery
Paris (France)
Press

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2017 14 Pages DOWNLOAD PDF

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