Untitled #101, 2021
Limited Edition of 50 + 4APs + 4PPs, 2021
Signed and numbered by the artist en verso
DIMENSIONS 24" x 21.5" MEDIUM Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle museum etching paper
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ABOUT THE WORK
Realist painter Karel Funk creates portraits of subjects at obscure close-up angles, making it seem as though they were standing next to you on a crowded train or bus. His portraits portray his subjects facing inwards or away from the viewer.
" I want my paintings to be as complex and full of intensity as possible, but at the same time simplified and distilled to their purest essence. With this in mind, I explore and emphasize form texture, references to the contemporary and a reverence for the past. I’m constantly pushing the boundaries on how these investigations can be organized and realized in one painting. Untitled #101, 2021, is my newest investigation and this new print from Exhibition A vibrantly and beautifully celebrates this painting.
I would like to thank the extremely professional and passionate people at Exhibition A, together they have produced a beautiful print that resonates incredibly with the true essence of the painting. " - Karel Funk.
Karel Funk lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and an MFA from Columbia University in New York in 2003. Over the last decade he has investigated the possibilities of figurative portraits that find a bridge between historical signifiers, the dominant being renaissance portraiture, and contemporary urbanism. Using acrylic paint Funk builds his portraits through a glazing technique, often taking months to complete one painting. Through his career Funk has had multiple solo shows at 303 Gallery in New York, museum shows, and participated in several group shows in North America and abroad. In 2016 Funk was the subject of a museum retrospective held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His work is in the collections of institutions such as the Guggenheim, Whitney Museum and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as many private collections.
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