Ruprecht von Kaufmann

Jakub Nepras

* 1974, Munich

graduated at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA, Ruprecht von Kaufmann focuses on bridging the gap of modernism to fuse old with new. Von Kaufmann’s art is dynamic, and purposefully so. He likes to draw the world around him and often comments on the life of painting and its diverse quality due to the ever changing knowledge and personality of the artist. Often, von Kaufmann’s art will evolve as he draws and paints his idea on the canvas. Other times, the painting will develop a life of its own, and demands him to surrender and follow its guidance. For von Kaufman painting is like life, it evolves constantly. His artwork reflects this level of consideration, as his figurative work is just as thought-provoking to the viewer.

"In my paintings I set up open ended narratives, that are supposed to entangle the viewer in the world of the painting. I find that there are experiences that all humans share, that are universal, but at the same time very personal. Those interest me."

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
Leben zwischen den Stühlen, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Germany

2019
Inside the Outside, UN Headquarters, New York, USA
Inside the Outside, Museen Böttcherstrasse, Bremen, Germany
Die drei Prinzen von Serendip, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg, Germany

2018
Die Evakuierung des Himmels, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Liederbuch, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany

2017
Event Horizon, Kristin Hjellegjerde Galelry, London, United Kingdom

2016
The God of Small and Big Things, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Phantombild-Blaupause, Nordheimer Scheune, Nordheim, Germany

2015
Grösserbesserschnellermehr, Forum Kunst, Rottweil, Germany

2014
Fabel, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
Carna(va)l, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Liesborn, Germany

2013
Night / Die Nacht, Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg, Germany
Night / Die Nacht, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Ocean / Der Ozean, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut

2011
Altes Haus, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf
Zwischenzeit, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck

2010
Äquator Teil I, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin
Herr Lampe´ Bundesbank, Frankfurt

2009
Nebel, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut
Halbmast, Philara Collection, Düsseldorf

2008
Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf

2007
Eine Übersicht, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Berlin

2006
Bathosphere, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago
Bathosphere, Kunstverein Göttingen
Als mich mein Steckenpferd fraß, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin

2005
Bildwechsel, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin
Neue Zeichnungen, Kunstschacht Zeche Zollverein, Essen

2003
Of Faith and Other Demons, Claire Oliver Fine Arts, New York

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Metaphysica, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

2018
Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Schwarze Romantik, Künstlerhaus Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria, Topicuv Salon, Prague, Czech Republic

2017
Ecce Creatura, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning
Paintingguide NY´, Booth Gallery, New York, USA
Schwarze Romantik, Bukarest, Berlin, Backnag, Bregenz, Prague, Czech republic

2016
Wahlverwandschaften, German Art since the late 1960s´, National Museum of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Prozac, Kunstverein Glückstadt, Glückstadt, Germany

2015
The Vacancy, Friedrichstr., Berlin, Germany
Kunst Wollen?, openAEG, Nürnberg, Germany
Du sollst Dir (k)ein Bild machen, Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany
Time Lies, KinoInternational, Berlin, Germany

2014
The Sea, Brandts Museum, Odense, Denmark
Revolution, Rohkunstbau, Roskow, Germany
Waffensichten, Museum Galerie Dachau, Dachau, Germany
Malerei am Rand der Wirklichkeit, Haus am Lützwoplatz, Berlin, Germany

2013

Tierstücke, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Germany
Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Anderson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Weltenschöpfer, Museum für Bildende Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2012
Convoy Berlin, Bzarsky Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011
I am a Berliner, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Werkschau I der Erwine Steinblum Stipendiaten, Kunst:raum Syltquelle, Rantum / Sylt, Germany

2009
Menschenbilder 1620/2009, Museum Hoexter-Corvey, Hoexter, Germany

2008
Daydreams & Dark Sides, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2007
Stipendiatenausstellung, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Berlin, Germany

2006
Full House, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Gletscherdämmerung, Eres Stiftung, München, Germany

2003
RePresenting Representation VI, Arnot Art Museum, New York, USA

2002
The Perception of Appearance, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2001
Representing LA, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Art Museum of South Texas and Orange County Museum of Art, LA, USA

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

Maynat Kurbanova, Michele Cinque, Inside the Outside, Distanz
Magdalena Kröner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Kunstmarkt
Robert Hughes, Rolf Lauter, Julia Wallner, Ruprecht von Kaufmann 2005-2006, ISBN 978-3-00-020112-7
Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Sunday Times, 'Painting a Mirror for Humanity', 16. Juni 2002
Garrett Holg, Art News, 'A futurist Manifesto', Ruprecht von Kaufmann at Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago', Januar Ausgabe 2002

COLLECTIONS (selection)

Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
Collection of the German Bundestag, Germany
Collection of the National Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frankfurt , Germany
Coleccion Solo, Madrid, Spain
Collezione Coppola, Vicenza, Italy
Hort Family Collection, New York, USA
Uzyiel Collection, London, United Kingdom
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
SØR Rusche Sammlung, Oelde/Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig, Germany
Sammlung Holger Friedrich, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Museum Abtei Liesborn, Liesborn, Germany
Sammlung Veronika Smetackova, Prague, Czech Republic

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