Ruprecht von Kaufmann (b.1974, Munich, Germany) was educated at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA. Von Kaufmann is one of the most important figurative painters in Germany today, as Dr. Brigitte Hausmann, curator for the Art Program of the City of Berlin writes in her essay. His forceful and emotional paintings are unsettling and purposefully so. Von Kaufmann puts great emphasis on storytelling, resulting in his figurative work being full of dark humour as well as dense melancholy. In his artworks he captures moments that are at once deeply personal while also hinting at a universal experience.
Solo exhibitions include In The Street, (Upcoming), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); Leben zwischen den Stühlen, (Upcoming), Buchheim Museum, Bernried (2022); Inside The Outside, City Gallery Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin (2021); The Three Princes of Serendip, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); Die drei Prinzen von Serendip, Kunstsammlung Neubranderburg, Neubranderburg (2019); The Eyes Closed Tightly, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, (2019); Die Evakuierung des Himmels, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt (2018); Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart (2018); Liederbuch, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart (2018), Event Horizon, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017).
Group exhibitions include LIBERI TUTTI, curated by Demetrio Paparoni, Building Gallery, Milan (2022); Fernweh, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart (2021); Dawn of the Living, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (2021); All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); Metaphysica, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway (2019); Contemporary Chaos, Vesfossen Kunslaboratoreum, Vestfossen, Norway (2018); Metaphysica, Haugar Art Museum Tønsberg, Norway (2018); Schwarze Romantik, Künstlerhaus Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Topicuv Salon, Prague (2018) and Ecce Creatura, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning (2017).
Highlights and collections
Ruprecht Von Kaufmann’s work can be found in international private and public collections, including the Federal Republic of Germany; Deutsche Bundestag; the Hort Family Collection and the Uziyel Family Collection.