Carla Klein

1970 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Carla Klein is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Lucian Wester, Jasper Krabbé, Lily Van Der Stokker, Marion Kunstenaar, and Geer Van Velde. Carla Klein was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carla Klein is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Annet Gelink Gallery in the Netherlands and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | New York in the United States. Carla Klein's work has most recently been exhibited at Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam (20 October 2018 until 17 November 2018) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition.

Carla Klein in private collections

On Artland, Carla Klein's works can be seen in several Collections, including Edwin Visser and Eric van 't Hoff Collection. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most leading innovators, and is of course seen as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era. In the twentieth century, some of the earliest examples of abstraction in the Netherlands were made under the support of the seminal de Stijl movement, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. Gerrit Rietveld was an influential architect and designer whose work is closely related to the ideas of De Stijl.

Further Biographical Context for Carla Klein

Carla Klein was born in 1970 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Carla Klein

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 2

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