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Martina Klein

Work by Martina Klein

Biography

b. 1962, Trier (GER)

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In her monochrome works Martina Klein explores painting to the depth of its foundations. The effects of colour, materials and the perception of viewers in space are the starting point of her artistic work. Her painterly approach follows in the footsteps of so-called “analytical” conceptual painting, but she develops a distinctive formal language that is completely her own. Strictly monochrome surfaces project into the exhibition space due to the unconventional structural placement of her canvases. Other works bend because of their L-shaped supports and are mounted on the wall or freely anywhere in the space. They become paintings that shape space and correspond with each other. Often these are site-specific installations with variable forms and arrangements. In these changing contexts Martina Klein examines the interrelationships between the converging roles of viewer, art work and artist.

Selected Works

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Martina Klein

Parallel Connected 3, 2022

oil on cotton, wood
162 × 118 × 59 cm
MK/P 236

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Martina Klein

Parallel Connected 1, 2022

oil on cotton, wood
84 × 120 × 82 cm
MK/P 234

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Martina Klein

Parallel Connected 2, 2022

oil on cotton, wood
84 × 120 × 82 cm
MK/P 235

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Martina Klein

gelb, Korrelation erhitzt, 2020

20 paintings (stored on three metal shelves) which will be placed in the exhibition space by the respective buyers
oil on cotton on wooden construction
five different sizes

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Martina Klein

gelb, Korrelation erhitzt, 2020

oil paint on cotton on wooden construction, oil paint on cotton on wooden construction
56.9 × 44 × 24.9 cm

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Martina Klein

gelb, Korrelation erhitzt, 2020

oil paint on cotton on wooden construction, oil paint on cotton on wooden construction
71.9 × 56 × 27.9 cm

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Martina Klein

sitzen, 2019

oil paint on cotton on wood with metal stool
90 × 70 × 30 cm

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Martina Klein

Schwarz und Grün, 2018

cotton, oil paint (Ivory black)
95 × 61 cm
metal can: 19 cm high and diameter 14 cm
wooden construction: 76 × 61 × 29 cm

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Martina Klein

stehen, 2019

oil paint on cotton on wood with aluminum stick with tape
147.5 × 36 × 21 cm (Stick 100 cm)

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Work by Martina Klein

10/25

Martina Klein

abtasten eines Raumes nur einige Möglichkeiten, 2018

7 paintings, oil paint on cotton on wooden construction, 3 wooden boards on wood horses
paintings: 46 × 36 × 21 cm
tables: 79 × 110 × 180 cm,
61 × 90 × 145 cm,
46 × 90 × 145 cm

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11/25

Martina Klein

Untitled, 2001

oil paint, cotton, wooden frame
145 × 140 × 140 cm

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12/25

Martina Klein

Untitled, 2015

oil paint, cotton, wood
wooden construction: 124 × 115 × 54 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2015

oil paint, cotton, wood
wooden construction: 160 × 80 × 34 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2014

oil paint, cotton, wooden frame, mirror
canvas each: 100 × 100 cm
mirror: 130 × 130 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled (suitcase with painting), 2013

oil paint, cardboard, suitcase
uitcase: 51 × 30 × 30 cm
painting: 27 × 27 × 27 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled (painting with coconut mat), 2014

oil paint, cotton, wood, coconut mat
painting: 110 × 70 cm
coconut mat: 60 × 90 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled (blue), 2011

oil paint, cotton, wood
cotton: 150 × 100 cm,
wood: 100 × 100 cm

Untitled (brownish red), 2011

oil paint, cotton, wood
cotton: 150 × 100 cm
wood: 100 × 100 cm

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18/25

Martina Klein

Untitled, 2011

oil paint
cotton: 150 × 100 cm
wood: 100 × 100 cm

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19/25

Martina Klein

Untitled, 1995

colored and lead pencil, sanded gesso, cotton
150 × 300 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2007

oil paint, cotton, wooden frame
195 × 195 × 195 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2007

oil paint, cotton, wooden frame
195 × 195 × 195 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2006

oil paint, cotton, wooden board
200 × 298 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2006

oil paint, cotton, wood
180 × 160 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 1997

oil paint, cotton, wooden frame
80 × 80 × 80 cm

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Martina Klein

Untitled, 2005

oil paint, cotton, wooden board
290 × 255 cm

Untitled, 2005

oil paint, cotton, wooden board
308 × 183 cm

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Current Exhibition

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Zürich

1 October–19 November 2022

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