Ernesto Kunde


Ernesto Kunde is a Brazilian born, Miami-based artist interested in documenting our disappearing city landscapes. Wild birds, mangrove swamps, crackled Deco architecture – his tropical surroundings are interpreted colloquially with natural, urban elements omnipresent on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. Ernesto 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. The world may not be rendered in such stark appearances, but Kunde remains impressionable as each moment is firmly imprinted onto his mediums. In a constant state of experimentation and exploration, Kunde’s practice evolves under the watchful eyes of the Miami he knows….and doesn’t know.