About the Work
Karel Funk's hyperrealistic paintings explore the dichotomy of intimacy and anonymity found in densely populated urban areas. Funk uses portraiture and texture as tools to explore this specific type of fragmented identity, as well as the interplay between extreme detail and the unknown. Referring to his body of work as "detailed subjective realism," Funk's compositions rest comfortably at the tipping point between photorealism and abstraction. In Untitled #56, 2012, Funk's awesomely precise rendering creates a sense of familiarity with the subject matter while maintaining his characteristic distance and mystery about his subjects.
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.
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