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.
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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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
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Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
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Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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