Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
"We canít see things what they are. What we see is always our idea of things. I had this image of chocolate pudding in my mind and then tried to see it with different eyes and keep my own subjective feelings out of the picture as I was painting, like a Martian who has never seen molded chocolate pudding. Because I was able to set aside everyday perceptions, the whole thing appeared to me in a new, unaccustomed light- accompanied by the awakening of memories in the present." Karin Kneffel in conversation with Daniel J. Schreiber, excerpted from Karin Kneffel 1990-2010.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Daniel J. Schreiber, Stephan Berg, Klaus Gerrit Friese.
The paintings of Karin Kneffel (born 1957) are seductively illusionistic, reveling in the beauty of surface. Her resplendent interiors seem uncanny, her monumental still lifes surreal, her use of perspective ominously distorted, with reflections that develop a life of their own. With 70 color plates, this volume surveys her work to date.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Martin Hentschel. Text by Thomas Wagner.
The pictorial language of Karin Kneffel has grown and grown since her beginnings as a master student of Gerhard Richter. Extreme realism and abrupt disjunctions between near and far are among the main ingredients of her paintings. This volume surveys a cycle of paintings developed for Haus Esters in Krefeld, Germany.