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Paula Klien at START



Thursday, 14 September 2017 to Sunday, 17 September 2017

Booth 13.3

This September Brazilian artist Paula Klien (b. 1968, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is coming to London to exhibit her ink paintings at the acclaimed START art fair, marking the first showcase of Klien’s work in the UK. Now in its fourth edition, START kicks off the artworld’s Autumn season, just three weeks prior to Frieze London.

With a 10 year career as a photographer, as well as accomplishments in dance and music, last year Klien re-dedicated herself to making art after completing a residency at KUNSTGUT Academy of Fine Arts Berlin. 2017 has already seen her gain gallery representation with aquabitART Gallery in Berlin - with whom she had a solo show in February and who are presenting her work at POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair concurrent with START. Also this year Klien has exhibited at Clio Art Fair, New York, and arteBA, Buenos Aires, where her work was shown by Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo. The prolific artist has been selected for an independent presentation at START to introduce her work to London audiences.

At START, Klien will show four new canvases (each 170 x 147 cm) that she has never exhibited before. The paintings reveal her use of monochromatic Chinese ink, an age-old medium which stands as the antithesis to her former photographic technical apparatus. Freed from constraints, Klien uses ink to create abstract paintings, over which she cannot maintain complete control and which draw upon the artist’s automatic impulses. With today’s ever-increasing circulation of images, Klien explores the transience of the modern world using a timeless technique.


Artist ( Description ): 

Born in 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she still lives and works, Paula Klien works in painting, installation and sculpture. She studied at EAV Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, Steve McCurry Photography Lab, and in 2015 completed a residency at KUNSTGUT Academy of Fine Arts Berlin. Klien has exhibited widely in Brazil and in 2017 her work was shown at AquabitArt Gallery, Berlin; Clio Art Fair, New York; arteBA, Buenos Aires; and concurrently with START art fair, at POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Berlin.

Other Info: 

Visitor Information

14 - 17 September 2017
Admission: Adult £10 adv/£12 on gate, Under 16 £5 adv/£6 on gate, Under 6 free

Public opening hours: Thursday 14 September - Sunday 17 September, 10am - 6pm

Press Preview: Wednesday 13 September, 12pm - 3pm

VIP and Collectors Preview: Wednesday 13 September, 3pm - 6pm

Vernissage: Wednesday 13 September, 6pm - 9pm

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY

Nearest London Underground Stations: Sloane Square and Victoria

T +44 (0) 207 225 2000 | E | W

Venue ( Address ): 

Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY

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