Never Again, Again 2010
Watercolor, lacquer and acrylic on canvas
112 x 96 inches (285 x 244 cm)
Never Again, Again, originally exhibited at the Hammer Museum in 2010, showcases German-born Friedrich Kunath’s playful take on existentialism. The canvas’ central figure, a remnant of melancholic 19th century Romanticism, reflects on the painful trajectory of love lost. Wavering lines narrate overlapping scenes of romantic entanglements, rich with life, nostalgia, and absurdity. Both the scale of the work, as well as Kunath’s subtle use of line and color, draws us into this universal search for empathy.
In addition to The Hammer, the Los Angeles-based artist has had solo shows at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunstverein Hannover, and the Aspen Art Museum as well as inclusion in group shows at FLAG Art Foundation, Museum Ludwig, Palazzo Grassi, and Tate Modern. His work is held in public collections worldwide including MoMA, MoCA, LACMA, Zabludowicz Collection, Sammlung Boros, and Walker Art Center. Kunath is represented by Blum & Poe, Andrea Rosen Gallery and White Cube.
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