Friedrich Kunath

Art Works
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We could be looking for the same thing

2015-2016

Oil, acrylic and ink on canvas

81 x 111 x 1.5 inches

(205.7 x 281.9 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# KF2016-005

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Gee It's Nice To Be Alone (L.A. River Brown Landscape)

2015

Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas

72 x 62.5 x 1.25 inches

(182.9 x 158.8 x 3.2 cm)
ARG# KF2015-001

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Installation view:

"Juckreiz"

June 26 - September 11, 2016

Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf

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A Brief History of Love

2015

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 x 1.5 inches

(152.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# KF2015-003

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I've only just begun

2016

Acrylic and ink on canvas

60 x 48 x 1.5 inches

(152.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)

ARG# KF2016-003

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Fuck It, I Love You

2014

Acrylic, silkscreen, ink and pencil on canvas

30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches

(76.2 x 61 x 3.8 cm)

ARG# KF2014-040

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I may not be 100% happy but at least I'm not with you

2014

Acrylic and ink on canvas

59 x 46 x 1.5 inches

(149.9 x 116.8 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# KF2014-071

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Cloudy, With a Chance of Tears

2016

acrylic, ink and colored pencil on canvas

60 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches

(152.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)

ARG# KF2016-007

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I Still Owe You For The Hole In My Heart
2014
Acrylic, oil, spray paint and pencil
60 x 46 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches
(152.4 x 118.1 x 3.2 cm)
ARG# KF2014-010
 

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Installation view:

Friedrich Kunath
A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World
Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France
January 17 – March 23, 2014

Photo : André Morin

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Installation view:

Friedrich Kunath
The Temptation To Exist (May Contain Nuts)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
March 15 – April 26, 2014


 

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I Dreamed It Was A Dream That You Were Gone
2014
acrylic and pencil on canvas
39 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (99.1 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm) (I Dreamed a Dream)
41 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (104.1 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm) (That You Were Gone)
ARG# KF2014-024

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A Brief History of Love
2014
acrylic on canvas
108 x 96 x 2 inches
(274.3 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm)
ARG# KF2014-014

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Installation view:

FRIEDRICH KUNATH
Raymond Moody’s Blues
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
September 21 – November 17, 2013

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Sin & Gravity
2013
Oil, acrylic, and silkscreen on canvas
70.5 x 45 1/2 x 1 1/2 in
(179.1 x 115.6 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# KF2013-040

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What is not but could have been (somehow the wonder of life prevails)
2013
Oil, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
91 3/4 x 173 1/4 in (233 x 440 cm)
ARG# KF2013-072

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Installation view:

FRIEDRICH KUNATH
I'm Running Out Of World
White Cube Masons Yard, London
November 22, 2013 - 25 January 25, 2014

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Untitled
2012
Mixed media on canvas

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Installation view:


Lacan's Haircut
Blum & Poe
Los Angeles, CA
September 8 - October 27, 2012

 

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The distance between me and me (Cologne Civet)
2011
Oil, acrylic, india ink, lacquer, pencil, watercolor on canvas
45 x 61 inches
(154.9 x 114.3 cm)
ARG# KF2011-035

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Happy birthday yesterday (sleepy Cannes)
2011
India ink, pencil, watercolor on canvas
55 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches
(141 x 118.1 cm)
ARG# KF2011-034

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Installation view:


Tropical Depression
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
October 23 - December 4, 2010

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All of My Problems Are Water Based (Strawberry)
2010
polystyrene foam, acrylic resin, clothes, shoes, acrylic and watercolor paint, plastic leaves, artificial peaches, grapes and apple, fake black bird, lacquer
44 x 60 x 39 inches
(111.8 x 152.4 x 94 cm)
ARG# KF2010-028

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Installation view:


I used to be darker, but then I got lighter, and then I got dark again
Kaikai Kiki Gallery
Tokyo, Japan
May 14 - June 12, 2010

 

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Cloudy with a Chance of Tears
2010
pencil and acrylic on canvas
101 x 78 inches
(256.5 x 198.1 cm)
ARG# KF2010-031

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Installation view:

 

The Most Beautiful World in the World
White Cube, London
April 15 – June 4, 2011

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Kunstverein Hannover
Hannover, Germany
November 28, 2009 -January 24, 2010

 

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Installation view:


Twilight
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
September 7 - October 13, 2007


Photo by Christopher Burke

Biography

Inextricably entwining the experience of the ordinary with the sublime, Friedrich Kunath’s work explores interior sensation, recontextualization and abstraction, and oppositional relationships that propel emotional experience. Within his painting, installation, and sculpture, images and objects build upon themselves in a layered stream of consciousness driven by the autobiographical, the conceptual, and the emotional. The act is an embrace of existence – both vibrant and mundane – where irony and melancholy coalesce with his version of “ sad optimism," and nostalgia wanders between past and future. Together, disparate yet individually familiar elements propose a kaleidoscopic view of somewhere between dreamscape and reality.


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