Karin Kneffel Still   22.06. – 29.09.2019

Karin Kneffel. Still

Karin Kneffel (b. 1957 in Marl) is a major representative of contemporary art. She achieved prominence through realistic depictions of oversized fruits and a series of close-ups of animal heads. For many years, she has been exploring complicated layers of time and space. She observes with ambiguous strategies of perception and image at the history of art and architecture. This exhibition illustrates Kneffel’s artistic development from the early 1990s to the present, incorporating monumental paintings and works on paper.

Karin Kneffel studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she attended masterclasses with Gerhard Richter. From 2000 to 2008, she was a professor for painting at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Since that time, she has held a professorship at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich. Karin Kneffel’s works can be found in collections such as the Landesmuseum Bonn, the Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven, the Museum Frieder Burda, as well as numerous international galleries and private collections.

The show is organised in cooperation with the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, where will be presented from 12 October 2019 to 8 March 2020.


(Fig. above: Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 1996 (Detail), private collection | Fig. exhibition overview: Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2018, private collection Munich; both: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Photo: Achim Kukulies)

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