Galerie Francesca Pia presents the second solo show by Emil Klein at the gallery. The show consists of seven recent oil paintings. These works pick up a process already developed in Klein’s recent series of abstract paintings. Former works often set a starting point for new compositions, in which the form and style are adapted and changed. The time spent on each single painting increases. This temporality results in a repetitive gesture that leads to a new fabrication process; over days and weeks the slowed down speed of work lets a painting go through different states and forms. For this series, Klein decided in favor of a dark background which he covers with a white tone, leaving out lines. Some lines get painted over and over again, others get covered back over with white.
Emil Klein at Francesca Pia Gallery, 10 Oct 2015 — 14 Nov 2015