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Ruprecht von Kaufmann

1974 Munich, Germany

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Ruprecht von Kaufmann ( born 1974 in Munich, DE ) studied painting and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In addition to his work as a painter, von Kaufmann has taught at the Berlin University of Arts, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. After stays in Los Angeles and New York, von Kaufmann has been living and working in Berlin since 2013.

The wide-ranging oeuvre of Ruprecht von Kaufmann includes painting, sculpture and works on paper. His focus is on painting, which reveals a preference for figuration and abstract elements. Ruprecht von Kaufmann's complex and mysterious pictorial worlds are located somewhere between reality and fiction, the possible and the impossible. In his works, the artist initiates a dialogue about modern men, their environment and human relationships. He subtly reflects our actions, thoughts and feelings in a society plagued by unrest. The results are scenes full of suggestive power, which emotionally involve the beholder. For several years now, von Kaufmann has been working with colored linoleum as a painting ground. In many of his paintings, he carves into the material with a linoleum knife. The process of destruction is thus an elementary component of his works. As a result, the different levels that come to the surface unfold an extraordinary three-dimensionality.

Ruprecht von Kaufmann’s works are represented in public and private collections, such as the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Art Collection of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt, the Philara Collection in Düsseldorf, the AmC Collezione Coppola in Vicenza, the Ole Faarup Collection in Copenhagen and the Hildebrand Collection in Leipzig. Recent solo exhibitions include "Die Evakuierung des Himmels" at Kunsthalle Erfurt ( 2018 ), "Inside the Outside" at the UN Headquarter in New York ( 2019 ) and the Böttcherstrasse Museums in Bremen ( 2019 ) as well as "Die drei Prinzen von Serendip" at Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg ( 2019 ). From November 2019 to September 2020, works by Ruprecht von Kaufmann can be seen in the group exhibition "Feelings" at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. In 2019, a publication with the same name was published by Distanz Verlag on his series "Inside the Outside".

Solo Exhibitions ( Selection )

"Inside the Outside", Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin, DE

"Ruprecht von Kaufmann", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE
"Die drei Prinzen von Serendip", Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg, DE
"Inside the Outside", Museen Böttcherstraße, Bremen, DE
"Inside the Outside", United Nations Headquarters, New York, US

"Die Evakuierung des Himmels", Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, DE
"Liederbuch", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE

"Event Horizon", Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK
"Ruprecht von Kaufmann", Galerie Crone, Vienna, AT

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

"Grösserbesserschnellermehr", Forum Kunst, Rottweil, DE

"Fabel", Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, DE
"Carna(va)l", Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh-Liesborn, DE

"Die Nacht", Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
"Die Nacht", Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf, DE

"Der Ozean", Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, DE

"Altes Haus", Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf, DE
"Zwischenzeit", Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, DE

"Äquator Teil I", Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, DE
"Herr Lampe", Bundesbank, Frankfurt, DE

"Nebel", Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, DE
"Halbmast", Philara Collection, Dusseldorf, DE

Galerie Rupert Pfab, Dusseldorf, DE

"Eine Übersicht", Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Berlin, DE

"Bathosphere", Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA
"Bathosphere", Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
"Als mich mein Steckenpferd fraß", Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, DE

"Bildwechsel", Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, DE
"Neue Zeichnungen", Kunstschacht Zeche Zollverein, Essen, DE

"Of Faith and Other Demons", Claire Oliver Fine Arts, New York, US Group

Group Exhibitions ( Selection )

"Art Karlsruhe Selection", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, DE

"Neue Wilde und Andere aus der Sammlung Stefan Neukirchen", Coesfeld, DE

"Metafysica", Haugar Art Museum, Tonsberg, NO
"Birkholm's Echo", Faaborg Museum, Faaborg, DK

"Eros & Thanatos", Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh-Liesborn, DE
"Contemporary Chaos", Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, NO
"Metafysica", Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, NO
"Neue Schwarze Romantik", Topičův salón, Prag, CZ
"Neue Schwarze Romantik", Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, AT
"Neue Schwarze Romantik", Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, DE
"New Frontiers of Painting", Fondazione Stelline, Mailand, IT

"New Black Romanticism", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
"New Black Romanticism", Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, DE
"New Black Romanticism", Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, AT
"Ecce Creatura", Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, DE 
"Paintingguide NYC", Booth Gallery, New York, US
"New Black Romanticism", Muzeul National de Arta al României, Bucuresti, RO

"Wahlverwandtschaften, German Art since the late 1960s", Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, LV
"Prozac", KV Glückstadt, Glückstadt, DE

"The Vacancy", Friedrichstr., Berlin, DE
"Kunst Wollen?", openAEG, Nuremberg, DE
"Du sollst Dir (k)ein Bild machen", Berliner Dom, Berlin, DE
"Time Lies", Kino International, Berlin, DE

"The Sea", Brandts Museum, Odense, DK
"Revolution", Rohkunstbau, Roskow, DE
"Waffensichten", Museum Galerie Dachau, Dachau, DE
"Malerei am Rand der Wirklichkeit", Haus am Lützwoplatz, Berlin, DE

"Tierstücke", Museum Abtei Liesborn, Wadersloh-Liesborn, DE
"Alles Wasser", Galerie Mikael Anderson, Copenhagen, DK
"Weltenschöpfer", Museum für Bildende Kunst, Leipzig, DE

"Convoy Berlin", Bzarsky Gallery, Budapest, HU

"I am a Berliner", Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, IL

"Werkschau I der Erwine Steinblum Stipendiaten", Kunstraum Sylt:quelle, Rantum/Sylt, DE

"Menschenbilder 1620/2009", Museum Höxter, Höxter, DE

"Daydreams & Dark Sides", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

"Stipendiatenausstellung", Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Berlin, DE

"Full House", Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, DE
"Gletscherdämmerung", Eres Stiftung, Munich, DE

"RePresenting Representation VI", Arnot Art Museum, New York, US

"The Perception of Appearance", The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, US

"Representing LA", The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Art Museum of South Texas and Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US

Works by Ruprecht von Kaufmann

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