Born in 1974 in Munich, Germany, and educated 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. Oftentimes, 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. Recent solo exhibitions include `The God of Small and Big Things´, Galerie Crone, Berlin (2016), `Phantombild-Blaupause´, Nordheimer Scheune Nordheim (2016), `grösserbessserschnellermehr´, Forum Kunst, Rottweil (2015), `Die Sache mit den Sirenen´, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf (2015) and `Fabel´, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (2014). Von Kaufmann’s work can be found in the collections of the Federal Republic of Germany, Deutsche Bundestag, the Hort Family Collection and the Uziyel Family Collection.