Martina Klein at GKG in Bonn: 22 January – 1 March 2020

From January 22 to March 1, Martina Klein exhibits an installation of paintings at the Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gesellschaft in Bonn. It is one in the row of exhibitions with the title Raumaneignungen // 6 with Kirstin Arndt.
The title of Klein's installation: offene Menge / open set, 2020
Nine paintings, three tables, nine pair of nails in different positions on the wall, a rhythm of change, two orange chalk lines to mark two cracks in the wall.

Telling Stories, Aktuele Kunst Hengelo: 10 June – 22 July 2012

Gallery artists Steven Aalders, Adam Colton, Peter Davis, Paul Drissen Michael Jacklin, Martina Klein and Krijn de Konig participate at the exhibition Telling Stories ...  at Aktuele Kunst Hengelo from June 10 until July 22, 2012. A selection of works from the private collection of Marcel Schroeten and Reyn van der Lugt will be on show, curated by Let Geerling.

Martina Klein, Arp Museum Rolandseck: 25 March – 9 September 2012

Martina Klein participates in a group exhibition entitled Die Eroberung der Wand at the Arp Museum Rolandseck in Germany from March 25 to September 9, 2012. Curator Jutta Mattern has invited about 12 women artists to react with a wall work on the restored famous frescoes of the 12 Disciples, the Nazarenerfresken, by the artist Johann von Schraudolph (1808-1879), originally situated at the Speyerer Dom.

Martina Klein, LehmbruckMuseum, Duisburg: 16 March – 19 August 2012

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Nicht-Inhalt / Non Content by gallery artist Martina Klein at the LehmbruckMuseum in Duisburg from March 16 until August 19, 2012.

Especially for the LehmbruckMuseum, Duisburg German artist Martina Klein has made an installation with older corner paintings and newly made works. Klein, born in 1962 in Trier (DE), is known for her 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.

Klein lives and works in Düsseldorf. Her first solo exhibition had been at Konrad Fischer Galerie in Düsseldorf.  She also exhibits regularly at Galerie Tschudi in Glarus (CH), Arnaud Lefebvre in Paris (FR) and at Slewe Gallery in Amsterdam. In 2004 she had a solo exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2009 she had an exhibition at Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle in Freiburg. Her work has been collected ineternationally by both private and public institutions.