Mia Funk has been invited to exhibit her new figurative paintings in a trendy and original setting of KBK. Her painting take advantage of diversity of textures from velvet to silver leaf to form almost sculptural layers, which transcending her graceful and introspective portraits. The use of vintage wallpaper in some of the paintings brings a touch of boldness.
The exhibition includes her portraits of Francis Bacon and <Figures on a Bridge> which was nominated for the The Guardian Newspaper’s London Lives Competition.
She has just come back from Ireland where she was invited to paint a special commission for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. To celebrate their 33rd anniversary, they asked Funk to paint an audience painting featuring over 20 famous jazz musicians which was a great success. Funk is doing an increasingly number of collaborations with the worlds of fashion, music and cinema. Next year she is doing an exhibition of her Audience paintings especially conceived for the Cannes Film Festival.
"I’m energised by doing projects in different countries, it allows me to pursue different paths. Art is a perpetual challenge, it is not to find a formula that can be varied indefinitely.I never thought of myself as an artist looking for a belle formule that I would have to repeat for the rest of my life. I prefer to be a traveller, continually evolving and experimenting.”
Vernissage: Thursday 1 December 2011, 18.00-21.00h
KBK 9 rue Corneille, 75006 PARIS (Metro: Odeon or Luxembourg)
Mia Funk Exhibition from December 15th to January 2nd, KBK 9 rue Corneille 75006 Paris to continue to Fes in Morocco at the Art Gallery 38 rue Abdel Aziz Boutaleb Fez VM