Friedrich Kunath: I'll Try To Be More Romantic | Kunstsammlung Jena, Germany

December 11, 2021 – March 20, 2022

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Friedrich Kunath
I'll Try To Be More Romantic
Kunstsammlung Jena, Germany

Curated by Erik Stephan

Kunstsammlung Jena is pleased to present I'll Try To Be More Romantic, an exhibition of works by Friedrich Kunath.

Kunath utilizes a personal style of romantic conceptualism, layering poetic phrases with poignant, often melancholy imagery. The work embraces comedy and pathos, evoking universal feelings of love, hope, longing, and despair. The artist’s personal journey from Germany to Los Angeles plays a key role in his work, incorporating German Romanticism and western popular culture, with still life, cartoon imagery, commercial illustration, nature photography and lyrical references. 

Kunath has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Juckreiz, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany (2016); A Plan to Follow Summer Around the World, Centre d'art Contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2014); Raymond Moody's Blues, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2013); Your Life is Not for You, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (2012); Lonely Are the Free, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2011); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany (2010); 7 x 14, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2009); and Home Wasn't Built in a Day, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (2009). Born in Chemnitz, Germany, Kunath now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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