Ruprecht von Kaufmann

2007-2010

Edited by Christian Ehrentraut and Rupert Pfab

Edited by Christian Ehrentraut and Rupert Pfab

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

176 pages | 124 color plates | 11 4/5 x 10 | © 2011
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9783777437118 Published March 2012 For sale in North America and Japan only

This book brings together for the first time three of Ruprecht von Kaufmann’s most recent series of artworks: Fog, a sequence of six large-scale paintings that depict the movements of life, from childhood to battle scenes; Medea, a reinterpretation of the great heroic figures of antiquity; and Equator, an ambitious, room-filling sequence of black-and-white installations featuring archetypal antiheroes against labyrinthine landscapes. Drawing on memory sequences and themes from literature and art history, Kaufmann’s work frequently juxtaposes light and shadow to suggest the struggle between good and evil.
 
A native of Munich, Kaufmann has also lived and worked in both Los Angeles and New York and his paintings and drawings have been showcased in all three cities, among others, to great critical acclaim. With more than one hundred illustrations, this volume offers a look at his most recent series of works.
 

Berliner Zeitung

“After being evocatively drawn into the story of Kaufmann’s paintings, the viewer feels compelled to follow the plot chapter by chapter, as if reading a novel.”

Contents
I Spy with My Little Eye Something You Don't Want to See
      Nicola Graef

Paintings 2007
Medea
Paintings 2008
Fog
In the Realms of Reverie
      Mark Gisbourne
Paintings 2009
Half T
Sloughing
      Magdalena Kröner
Paintings 2010
Equator

Biography
Exhibitions, Awards, Catalogues, Selected Publications
Index of Works
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