Karin Kneffel is a highly acclaimed German artist known for her extraordinary mastery of photorealistic painting. Born in 1957 in Marl, Germany, Kneffel embarked on her artistic journey in the 1980s, studying under renowned painter Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Influenced by Richter's approach to blurring the boundaries between reality and abstraction, Kneffel developed her distinctive style characterized by meticulously rendered still lifes and interiors. Her works often feature everyday objects or architectural elements, meticulously composed and rendered with astonishing attention to detail, light, and texture. Karin Kneffel's paintings transcend mere representation, inviting viewers into a world of intricate visual narratives and subtle introspection.