Following the success of Anita Klein’s recent London solo exhibition, Eames Fine Art are thrilled to launch a choice selection of paintings and original prints at Bristol’s Christmas Steps Gallery.
For five days, the intimate space will be filled with energising colour, immersive scale and decisive line; works that awaken the banal and ignite a love for life’s special moments.
Consolidating over 4 decades of work, this exhibition brings together a spectrum of medium; including paintings, lithographs, etchings and linocuts. It opens the door to the everyday moments of brightness and joy that she is internationally recognised.
Positive, real and uplifting, her work reminds us to stop and notice: Notice what makes us smile, the people we love and the memories that matter to us.
“Ravel said he wanted his music to be complex, but not complicated. Anita Klein might say the same of her art. There is a grand simplicity to her works, but that is not the same as saying they lack subtlety and ambiguity. On the contrary, they have the sort of unselfconscious directness that comes from living and breathing art for so long that it becomes second nature” – John Russell Taylor
In today’s art world, we are constantly confronted with visual stimulus, but rarely met with that which evokes such a raw, innate warming response.
Anita Klein (born 1960)
“At a time when the art world seems to be full of artists attempting to shock and denigrate, Anita Klein’s intimate, life affirming work comes as a welcome breath of fresh air. Her personal celebrations of everyday living rendered with humour, sensitivity and beauty reveal a joyful delight in the ‘dailiness of life’*
(*Mel Gooding, ‘Anita Klein Painter; Printmaker’)
Anita’s art is an archive of personal moments that everyone can identify with. Witty, charismatic, warm and poignant, she is one of Britain’s finest and most prominent artists and printmakers of the 21st century.
Born in Australia, Anita moved to England when she was young and studied at both Chelsea School of Art and Slade School of Art, where she was awarded the Henrique Scholarship in 1982 and 1983. In 1985 Anita was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and was later elected their President in 2002. Public collectors of her work include the Arts Council of Great Britain, The British Museum and London University, and she has exhibited across Britain, Europe, America, India and Australia, including at the ICA and the Royal Academy in London.