Tim Van Laere Gallery

Friedrich Kunath’s work is permeated with ambiguity. His personal journey from East to West Berlin, towards his new-found home in Los Angeles presented Kunath with a wide variety of source material ranging from the canon of art history and German philosophy to the idiom of kitsch and the make-believe world of Hollywood and LA. Many of which are impacted by two poles — the culture of wisdom and popular culture — to the point of obsession and even, at times, systematization. Dealing with the universal themes of human existence, such as love, loss, optimism, vulnerability and melancholy, he serves a variety of media, ranging from painting, sculpture, drawing, video and photography, to expansive installations, all provided with a tragicomic pathos and dreams of possibilities. In almost every work, the realization is tangible that the world is a spectacle of unfulfilled dreams, in which the rawness of life is fled through the parallel universe of popular culture.

Tim Van Laere Gallery has a location in Antwerp and Rome, and represents Bram Demunter, Marcel Dzama, Armen Eloyan, Gelitin, Adrian Ghenie, Kati Heck, Anton Henning, Leiko Ikemura, Friedrich Kunath, Edward Lipski, Jonathan Meese, Ryan Mosley, Muller Van Severen, Jockum Nordström, Tal R, Peter Rogiers, Ben Sledsens, Ed Templeton, Dennis Tyfus, Inès van den Kieboom, Rinus Van De Velde, and Franz West.