Grand Optimist

Thursday, May 22 – Wednesday, June 4, 2014


“Grand Optimist,” an exhibition of original work by LA-based visual artist Friedrich Kunath, opened on May 22nd, featuring Kunath’s unique work that spans many artistic mediums.

Friedrich Kunath was born in Chemnitz, Germany in 1974 and now resides in Los Angeles. He has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, CO; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Kunstverein Hannover and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include Human Nature at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Life of Mars: the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and The World is Yours, Palazzo Grassi, Venice. Friedrich is represented by Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, BQ in Berlin, Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, and White Cube in London. 

Friedrich-Kunath-3Kunath works in a broad array of classical media including gouache, oil, oil pastel, lacquer, acrylic, pencil, watercolor and India ink on canvas and other surfaces. Kunath’s published Curriculum Vitae includes a quote from The Los Angeles Times Art Critic Christopher Knight who observed in his review on April 16, 2004, “Kunath does odd work, but well.”