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A new exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper in a variety of media by Simon Klein
Simon Klein uses the material qualities of colour to paint the human figure in loosely constructed surroundings.
He depicts groups of people, often lovers, as though they are in motion - going or coming from somewhere. Some look towards each other, whilst others look out, inviting the viewer to enjoy their embodied dream-like state, as if seeing the world through their gaze.
While the figures stem from his imagination, much of Klein’s subject matter is influenced by his marital relationship. His settings are a synonym for experience - his own or someone else’s. Simon explains that ‘what happens in a painting is a kind of theatre of life, no matter how abstract’.
Simon Klein has a BA Fine Art (Hons) Slade 1982, and a MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Kingston University, 1997. After leaving the Slade he received the Boise travelling fellowship and travelled to Florence. He has work in the Ruth Borchard Collection and has recently exhibited at The Discerning eye 2020 and The Pastel Society 2021. His work is held in private collections in England, France, America, New Zealand and Israel.
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