IMPACT THROUGH ART
1995 Festival of the Arts and Culture at historical Cornberg Monastery
A pyramid with a base of approx. 30’ x 30’ in size is erected by Kueffel. The wooden construction is entirely covered with aluminum which shields the interior
almost completely from any sort of rays or waves. The pyramid is used as a place of silence and connecting with each other. The installation is accompanied
by an exhibition of the artist’s abstract and representational paintings.
1995 Exhibition of first tachistic works at the Gallerie Differente, Hamburg.
The exhibition is opened by Prof. Dr. Hanns Theodor Flemming.
1996 Exhibition of paintings at the Muasem Hüs on the island of Sylt.
The exhibition is opened by Prof. Dr. Hanns Theodor Flemming and accompanied by him as an art critic in the media.
1998 Exhibition at the New Word Cafe in Munich. Kueffel shows a collection of tachistic pieces in oil on canvas.
1999 On the occasion of the opening celebration of Weimar as the "Cultural Capital of Europe“ in 1999, Kueffel presented his painting "Faust and Mephistopheles” to the mayor. The painting has been on display ever since.
1999 Kueffel participates in the rebuilding of the Church of Our Lady in Dresden by donating 100 lithographic works. He offers the pieces on the free market for sale and donates the entire proceedings to the rebuilding effort.
1999 Participant at the art show "Ambiente“ in Frankfurt / Main.
2000 Kueffel presents the picture cycle "Labyrinth of Pain“ to the bishop of the Regional Church of Thuringia. The protestant regional church uses the eight large-sized paintings for continuing education and meditation.
2001 Exhibition in the victory column in Berlin. The collection of paintings include works from the series "Old / New Berlin.“ In these pieces, The artist thematically deals with historical and contemporary scenes within Berlin. The curator for the exhibition is Dr. Dieter Vorsteher, head of the German Historical Museum in Berlin.
2003 Presentation of the picture cycle „Society and Film“ at the former arsenal of the German Historical Museum in Berlin.
The artistic result of the intensive work with movie history is a cycle of ten pictures that combine movie motifs with historical events of the last century.
The pieces are collages in oil on canvas, about 2.5’ x 3’ in size. Each decade is assembled into a collage from various movies scenes representing that
particular era. The pictures blur the border between film and reality, raising awareness in the viewer of the medialisation of our society, particularly through the
medium that has now been around for over 100 years – film. The collages also demonstrate that successful movies display the dreams, yearnings and fears of
their audience. They become a testimony for the next generation of the respective Zeitgeist of past decades.
2004 Participant at the Art Show in Salzburg, Austria.
2005 Presentation of the picture cycle “Society and Film“ at the film museum in Munich.
2006 Organization and realization of the children’s aid project "Children of the World“ planned by Kueffel. 24 collages in oil portray children dealing with various cultures and situations in life, in different societies and at their fringe. Kueffel involves himself intensively with this topic for over two years. His works demonstrate how war, terror, poverty, wealth and religion change and mold children to such an extent that they lose their innocence and are frequently abused for hatred and violence. An illustrated art guide accompanying the exhibition is created in cooperation with the director of the German Historical Museum. The proceeds are all donated to a children’s aid project.
2007 Publication of the first novel in the Rose Garden trilogy
2007 Kueffel presents his painting “100 Years Brandenburg Gate“ to the German Historical Museum in Berlin. The large-size piece (7.5’ x 5’) becomes part of the permanent exhibition.
2008 / 2009 Kueffel develops a unique and completely new painting style he calls LIQUITACHISM. This technique leads to the meaning of the painting through the artist’s inspiration of the soul and is far removed from its apparent design. Liquitachism is achieved through quick brush strokes and fluid application of the paint. The mood of the artist leads to creative expression. How the painting is perceived has nothing to do with common forms and shapes. It is an entirely new art genre that combines known art forms.
2009 / 2010 Kueffel completes the picture series “China Inspiration.“
The thematic focus in these works is the artistic comparison of the historical development of the country and the modern, emerging China.
2010 Completion of the second novel in the Rose Garden trilogy.
2010 / 2011 Writing the third novel in the Rose Garden trilogy.
Karl Kueffel is working on several projects and plans more exhibitions in the U.S and overseas. Presently, he is finishing up the picture series “Talking Hands.”