Works & Biography
About Karl Kueffel
"State Of Dreams 2012" a new series of work refers to dreams of mental activity, images, thoughts, and emotions occurring during sleep.
Born January 2nd, 1963. Weissenborn, Hessen, Germany. Kueffel artistic education includes that as a child he studied under the leadership of Prof. Heinz Lembke-Rousseau and Jürgen Blum. Both, Lembke-Rousseau and Blum were private art teachers at the Rittershain Castle, near King Forest (Koenigswald), Germany. This experience gave Kueffel great to his future work. . From 1971-1979 the artist studied with Prof. Jürgen Blum at the Monastery Cornberg Station, where Kueffel developed his first approach to abstract painting. After this basic artistic training, the artist developed a distinct style of painting and quickly established itself as an artistic newcomer. In his new paintings, Karl Kueffel combines traditional artistic aesthetics with contemporary elements through high-quality technology.
In 1991, Karl Küffel hold his first major exhibition at Gallery Bauknecht, Munich. Since then, Kueffel has exhibited in many other german cities. Including at Gallery Differente, Hamburg, Gallery Perling, Krefeld, Morsum Huese Cultural Center, Sylt and at Gallery Siejes Saeule, Berlin. In 2000, Kueffel presented “Labyrinth of Passion at the main Church, Thueringen. In 2001, Kueffel hold a solo exhibition entitled “Old Berlin-New Berlin" at the Victory Column in Berlin. This exhibition was in collaboration with Dr. Dieter Vorsteher, Deputy Director of the German Historical Museum (the Deutsches Historisches Museum), Berlin. In 2003 he was represented at the art fair Kunstmesse, in Salzburg, Austria. Another solo exhibition “Film and Society 100 years” took place in 2004 at the Zeughaus, at the German Historical Museum, Berlin. He also exhibited in 2005 at the Film Museum, Muenchen.
Currently the artist lives in Florida, the United States and in his studio in Northern Hessen, Germany. Küffel’s paintings are in private and public collections, including the permanent collection of the German Historical Museum in Berlin, at the Welmar Europas Kulturhauptstadt, Thueringen and in the New York Goethe Institute. He is currently represented by the Aldo Castillo Gallery, U.S.A. Kueffel also been positively reviewed by historian and art critic, Prof. Dr. Hanns Theodor Flemming and published at the Die Welt magazine among others.
ABOUT ROBERT METZGER
Robert Metzger, Director Emeritus of the Reading Public Museum, served in that capacity at the Aldrich Museum, theAllentown Art Museum, and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and worked as Curator for W. Hawkins Ferry in
Grosse Pointe, Michigan and for Lydia Winston Malbin and Richard Brown Baker in New York. He taught Art History at
the University of Detroit and Bucknell University and studied at Columbia University, University of California, Los Angeles,
Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois, Wayne State University, Detroit, Museum Management Institute, Berkeley,
California, and the Victorian Society Summer School, London, U.K. He is the author of St. Petersburg Realism (U.S.S.R.),
Ronald Reagan: American Icon, Abstract Expressionism Lives!, Edward Hopper: Early Impressions, Franz Kline: the Jazz
Murals, and British Romantic Art and monographs on Arakawa, Nakian, Stamos, Boghosian, Tobin, Stubbs, Stuempfig,
Murray, Namingha, Meneeley, Press, Coyer, and Strauser. In addition, he was the subject of the George Furth-Stephen
Sondheim Broadway musical Company.