Friedrich Kunath : I Don't Worry Anymore Hardback
From his precipitous rise in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Friedrich Kunath has been making art that beautifully and lyrically combines the experience of the ordinary with the sublime.
In the first major monograph devoted to the past fifteen years of his work, the reader sees how the artist poignantly yet playfully distils the fundamentals of human emotion desire, loneliness, and anxiety creating comically tragic scenes in which human beings try to find their way in the world.
Shifting easily between genres and modes of making from painting to installation and even video the work always maintains his signature wit and humour, laced with melancholy. The artist has considered the ideas that run throughout his oeuvre and offers new insights by gathering works across media though connected conceptually in ten chapters, organized thematically rather than chronologically.
Art historian James Elkins takes an historical approach to Kunath s work, linking him to both recent and older traditions of European painting.
Ariana Reines contributes a poem inspired by the artist s work.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 225 Colour Illustrations
- Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
- Publication Date: 10/10/2017
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780847862443