27 November, 2005

anita klein

anita klein studied at chelsea and the slade schools of art. she is president of the royal society of painter printmakers (re) and has work in many private and public collections in europe, the usa and australia, including the arts council of great britain.

Australian born painter and printmaker Anita Klein now lives and works in London and has exhibited her prints and large oil paintings extensively in the UK, Australia and California. Trained at the Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art , she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, has been shown at the Royal Academy and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Her work is held in many private and public collections including The Arts Council of Great Britain.

Anita's work is a humorous visual diary celebrating the small domestic moments we all share; having breakfast with her daughters, shaving her legs while husband 'Nige' does his exercises, catching the guinea pig and many more. These moments are encapsulated with the soft blackness of the drypoint line, and while irrelevant details are ignored, others like Nige's hairy legs, or the television remote control are lovingly described.

Anita says that 'these everyday events are what she would miss most if it was all taken away'. While family photo albums record our lives as one long round of birthdays and holidays, the very moments we should most value are almost always ignored and forgotten. Anita first showed her work at Pyramid Gallery in 1994 and has been a regular exhibitor ever since.

Drypoints at Pyramid

1 comment:

william wray said...

I like your work a nice sense of whimsical sexuality. Your work reminds me a bit of Diego Rivera meets Picasso, yet you are an original.