Karin Kneffel born in 1957 in Marl, Germany.
Lives and works in Düsseldorf and Münich, Germany.
After having finished her studies at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf in 1987, Karin Kneffel worked as a professor and a visiting professor in different universities between Germany and Iceland. Her portraits of animals, fruits, flowers, flames, water, tapestries, and everyday objects burst through the frame, possessing a fascinating resemblance and a majestic radiation to reality that, however, drags the viewer inside the piece. Kneffel presents a virtuous reality which suggests her technical perfection. The way in which she chooses to frame the motifs, her special form of perspective, and the thoroughness in determined details, colors, and textures, overcome mere reality and elevate her works to creations of high artistic voltage.