André Künkel (*1987) was born in Berlin-Friedrichshain and currently lives and works in Berlin. An active artist, he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 2009. He has a degree in Museology and has published two extensive monographs on his work, «André Künkel 2012-2019» (2019) and «André Künkel Weltverdunklung» (2021).
His ongoing painting series «Paradeisos» presents an entanglement of mythical motifs and figures, mostly taken/inspired from Ovid‘s epic «Metamorphoses». The transformations therein not only encompass the figures, appropriated from ancient mythology, but also the practice of painting itself. Through the countless layers of paint an unusual materiality emerges, creating striking visual worlds and shadowy silhouettes.
|1987||Born in Berlin|
|2014||B.A. in MuseumStudies, HTW Berlin|
|Lives and works in Berlin|
|2021||Solo exhibition: "Weltverdunklung", KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche e.V., Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »|
|2019||Book Launch: „André Künkel 2012 - 2019“, Galerie Judin, Berlin|
|2018||Solo exhibition: "Zwielichtige Gestalten // André Künkels Metamorphosen", Reinhard Bär, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »|
|2014||Solo exhibition: "Paradeisos", Sonntagstr. 5, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »|
|2011||Solo exhibition: "Sündenfall p-q", AGORA Collective, Berlin | ABOUT THE EXHIBITION »|
|2010||Group exhibition: "Zwischen den Jahren", Kimbar, Berlin|
|2009||Group exhibition: "Lichtenberger Salonabend", Berlin|
|2009||Group exhibition: "Nicht Annehmen", UDK, Berlin|
|2008||Solo exhibition: "Kopf oder Farbe", ATUS, Potsdam|
|since 2014||Charity Art Auction for the Überleben- Stiftung für Folteropfer (annual contribution of an artwork) | SUPPORT HERE »|
Studio visits in Berlin only by appointment.