Fascinated by the visual power of subtle washes of color as a means of conveying the crucial components of a vibrant landscape, Brazilian artist Paula Klien has entered a new phase of her artistic career in her new exploration of abstract painting.
Earning great acclaim for her work as an editorial and fashion photographer, Klien has more recently emerged from behind the camera and embraced her enduring desire to explore the sensorial and spiritual side of painting. Creating dynamic surfaces through her applications of ink, Klien asks the viewer of her work to disconnect from the reality around them and dive into the diverse visual landscapes that her new body of work expresses.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, Klien studied with various masters of photography in her younger years. Since then, she has enjoyed a prolific career in which her work has been featured in a variety of locales. In addition to the publication of two books of her portraits, entitled Pessoas Me Interessam" (People Interest Me) and "It's Raining Men” respectively, she was also invited to participate in an artistic residency at the KUNSTGUT School of Visual Arts in Berlin and in 2017. Klien has also exhibited her work in a wide variety of venues, including the Positions Berlin Art Fair; the Clio Art Fair; ant the Aura Gallery at Feira Parte.