Karel Funk is active/lives in Manitoba, New York / Canada. Karel Funk is known for hyper-real backsides of heavily clothed figures.
Biography Karel Funk
"Karel Funk," by Diane Solway, W Magazine, March 1, 2010
Anyone who has ever ridden the New York subway at rush hour knows the feeling of being pressed so close to your fellow commuters that you can see their every pore, shaving nick and flaking follicle. To artist Karel Funk, newly arrived in Manhattan from his native Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2001, that proximity to strangers on a train proved overwhelming at first—then career changing. He’d been toying with suburban angst in his paintings but felt that route was already well traveled by others. In urban voyeurism, however, he knew he had found his ideal subject.
“I was fascinated by how this boundary of personal space completely disappeared on the subway,” Funk recalls
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