Martina Klein, Permanent Changes: 2 September – 8 October 2022

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Permanent Changes by German artist Martina Klein. The exhibition will open Friday September 2 during the opening of the gallery season in Amsterdam and will run until October 8.

Martina Klein makes monochrome canvases, which are most of the time not just hanging on the wall, but they stand against the wall or stand free in space, like an object. According to Klein the composition is not made in the painting itself but occurs in the space, within the relation of other paintings. The various monochromes make a choreography of colour planes that defines the space and gives it character. She builds up her painting with several layers of self-made recipes of paint. Adding more pigments to the oil, gives the painting a radiant effect. Her specific use of colours and the way of painting gives her work an extra quality. Recently she cuts the painted canvases loose from the stretchers, so that they hang partly free form their support. This exhibition will show some examples of these canvases. Three groups of nine paintings, in three colors each, are standing on tables of different height. As a group they perform as a body of color, catching the light from different angles. The public is invited to change the location of each painting, for example to hang one on the wall or put it on the floor. So, the installation can change permanently. In addition, also an edition of narrow strips of painted canvas will be shown.

Martina Klein, born in 1962 in Trier (DE), lives and works in Düsseldorf, where she had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Konrad Fischer. Nowadays she regularly exhibits at Galerie Tschudi in Zuoz (CH) and at Slewe Gallery. In 2004 she had an exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2009 she showed at Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle in Freiburg and in 2012 she made an installation with her works at the LehmbruckMuseum in Duisburg, on which occasion a catalog had been produced. Her works are collected internationally by both private collectors and public institutions.


Peter Davis, Martina Klein: 2 June – 30 June 2018

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with a new series of small works by British artist Peter Davis and German artist Martina Klein. The exhibition opens Saturday June 2 and will run until June 30.

Martina Klein makes monochrome canvases, which are most of the time not just hanging on the wall, but they stand against the wall or stand free in space, like an object. According to Klein the composition is not made in the painting itself but occurs in the space, within the relation of other paintings. The various monochromes make a choreography of colour planes that defines the space and gives it character. She builds up her painting with several layers of self-made recipes of paint. Adding more pigments to the oil, gives the painting a radiant effect. Her specific use of colours and the way of painting gives her work an extra quality. Recently she cuts the canvases loose of the stretchers, so that they hang partly free form their support. For this exhibition she will show a new series of some small of these free hanging canvases, supported by a wooden shell.

Klein, born in 1962 in Trier (DE), lives and works in Düsseldorf, where she had her first solo exhibition at Konrad Fischer Galerie. Nowadays she regularly exhibits at Galerie Tschudi in Zuoz (CH) and at Slewe Gallery. In 2004 she had an exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2009 she showed at Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle in Freiburg and in 2012 she made an installation with her works at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, on which occasion a catalogue has been produced. Her works are collected internationally by both private collectors and public institutions.

Peter Davis is known for his shiny gloss paint paintings on aluminium, MDF or glass. He emerged as a young artist in a group of so-called ‘process painters’ in the early nineties. His newest works are made with acrylic on fiberboard using thin tape, creating a refined layered grid or web of thin lines. These new works remind us to his early paintings from the nineties in which he used tape as well.

Davis, born in 1972 in Sutton, Surrey (GB), lives and works in London. After his study at Goldsmith College he started his exhibition career at Karsten Schubert in London. Since then he showed regularly throughout in Europe and United States. He participated in several important painting group shows. Since 1996 he has regularly exhibited at Slewe Gallery.

Martina Klein, Volume: 17 October – 21 November 2015

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, entitled Volume, by German artist Martina Klein (*1962). The exhibition opens Saturday October 17 and will run until November 21.

Klein makes large monochrome canvases, which are most of the time not hanging on the wall in an usual way, but stand against the wall or stand free in space, like an object. According to Klein the composition is not made in the painting it self but occurs in the space, within the relation of other paintings. The various monochromes make a choreography of color planes that defines the space and gives it character.

Klein builds up her painting with several layers of self made recipes of paint. Adding more pigments to the oil, gives the painting a radiant effect. Her specific use of colors and the way of painting gives her work an extra quality. Recently she cuts the canvases loose of the stretchers, so that they hang partly free form their support. This exhibition will show some examples of these free hanging canvases again but now partly covered in a wooden construction, which is part of the work.

Klein lives and works in Düsseldorf, where she had her first solo exhibition at Konrad Fischer Galerie. Nowadays she regularly exhibits at Galerie Tschudi in Zuoz (CH) and at Slewe Gallery. In 2004 she had an exhibition at the Rijks-museum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2009 she showed at Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle in Freiburg and in 2012 she made an installation with her works at the LehmbruckMuseum in Duisburg, on which occasion a catalog had been produced. Her works are collected internationally by both private and public institutions.

Martina Klein: 3 October – 7 November 2009

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition with new works by German artist Martina Klein (*1962). The exhibition will open Saturday October 3 and will run until November 11, 2009.

Klein makes large monochrome canvases, which are most of the time not hanging on the wall in an usual way, but stand against the wall or stand free in space, like an object. According to Klein the composition is not made in the painting it self but occurs in the space, within the relation of other paintings. The various monochromes make a choreography of color planes which defines the space and gives it character.

Klein builts up her painting with several layers of self made recepies of paint. Adding more pigments to the oil, give the painting a radiant effect. Her specific use of colors and the way of painting gives her work an extra quality. Recently she cuts the canvases loose of the stretchers, so that they hang partly free form their support. This exhibition will show some smaller examples of these new series

Klein lives and works in Duesseldorf. Her first solo exhibition had been at Konrad Fischer Galerie in Duesseldorf. She also exhibits regularly at Galerie Tschudi in Glarus (CH), Arnaud Lefebvre in Paris (FR) and at Slewe Gallery. In 2004 she had a solo exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2009 she had an exhibition at Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle. In Freiburg. 2012 she has been invited by the LehmbruckMuseum in Duisburg to make an installation . Also she has been particpating at a group show in the Arp Museum in Rolandseck (DE). Her work has been collected ineternationally by both private and public institutions.

Martina Klein: 14 October – 11 November 2006

Martina Klein: 17 November – 22 December 2001

Steven Aalders, Michael Jacklin, Martina Klein: 18 February – 24 March 1999

Martina Klein: 11 October – 15 November 1997

German painter Martina Klein (*1962) will have a single artist exhibition at Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, from October 11 until Novenber 15, 1997, on which oaccsion a small catalog will be published, designed by Irma Boom.

Liaisons: 9 December – 12 February 1996

From December 9 1995 until February 12, 1996, Slewe Gallery will host a group exhibition entitled Liaisons. Participating artists are Adam Colton, Peter Davis, Martina Klein, Alice Schorbach, Paul Vos de Wael.

Martina Klein: 27 May – 1 July 1995