Ruprecht Von Kaufmann

Ruprecht von Kaufmann (b.1974 in 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. He uses the figures in his paintings to trigger an empathetic and raw reaction in the viewer. Von Kaufmann puts a great emphasis on story telling, because it’s through stories, that man tries to give meaning to his life.  In his work he captures moments that are at once deeply personal but also hinting at a universal experience. For Von Kaufman, painting is a reflection on life and therefore it evolves constantly. His artwork displays this level of consideration, as his figurative work is full of dark humour as well as dense melancholyRecent solo exhibitions include The Three Princes of Serendip, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); Die drei Prinzen von Serendip, Kunstsammlung Neubranderburg, Neubranderburg (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). Selected group exhibitions include 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). 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.