About the Work
Realist painter Karel Funk creates portraits that merge extreme detail with anonymity. Portraying garments of subjects who face away from the viewer, Funk investigates the possibilities of figurative portraits, bridging historical signifiers and contemporary urbanism. Funk's awesomely precise rendering creates a sense of familiarity while maintaining his characteristic distance and mystery.
"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 #109, 2023, is my most recent 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, we have produced a beautiful print that resonates incredibly with the true essence of the painting."
— Karel Funk
Karel Funk (b. 1971, Winnipeg, Canada) has held multiple solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery (New York) and was the subject of a museum retrospective held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Other solo exhibitions have been held at Blouin Division (Montreal), Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver), Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva), and Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), among many others. His work is in the collections of institutions such as Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Dallas Museum of Art, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon (Eugene), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). The artist received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and an MFA from Columbia University in New York in 2003. He lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada.
Authentication & Resale
Signed, numbered, titled, and dated by the artist en verso on archival label
This work is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A.
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