Just finished a series of prints on muslin by German artist Friedrich Kunath. This is where it starts, after the serigraph foundation the artist works more on each piece taking them closer and closer to their final stages.
Friedrich Kunath is a contemporary German artist known for his paintings and sculpture dealing with music, loss, fear, and other universal themes. Kunath collages together art history, writing, consumer culture, and other elements to produce complex works. “I feel that it’s the very engine of my work, this longing for a place that doesn’t exist—it’s an empty promise,” he has said. “LA is an empty promise—I am fully aware of it—but I also love it. I love the stupidity, and I love the substance and the narratives that the city provides.” Born in 1974 in Chemnitz, East Germany, he spent his teenage years in West Berlin and later traveled across America before attending the Peter Mertes Stipendium in Bonn. Since settling in Los Angeles, Kunath’s work has undergone a shift towards darker subject matter and more saturated colors. His works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Kunath continues to live and work in Los Angeles, CA.