Ernesto Kunde

United Kingdom

Ernesto Kunde is a Brazilian born artist, he first began his artist practise when he returned to Brazil after living in Germany. He began by experimenting with works on paper: drawings and controlled coffee stains. Since then, Kunde has narrowed his aesthetic focus into painting on a diverse range of surfaces (most prominently found wood and canvas). Ernesto is heavily influenced by his current surroundings in Maimi. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow. Color gradients and differentials are just barely visible beneath intense layers of paint. Kunde has shown extensively throughout South Florida at venues such as the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Gables Museum, Sardinas Gallery at St. Thomas University, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Arthouse 429 in West Palm Beach, and the Little Haiti Cultural Center. He has shown for several years during Art Basel at SCOPE Miami and Spectrum and at the 2014 and 2015 Wynwood Art Fairs. His work has been featured in outlets such as Studio Visit (volume 22),, The Sun-Sentinel and Irreversible Magazine.