Flora Klein

Born in Bern, 1988 and lives in Berin, Germany

Flora Klein’s practice consists primarily of non-representational painting. Her canvases, painted mainly in acrylic, are initially primed in either light or dark tones and are worked up from the ground through a process of layering. Beyond an initial base layer, colour fields and ‘strap’ like forms tend to constitute the work’s main formal ingredients. Klein’s canvases range in appearance from large to small format, with some works remaining light in composition and sparse in their application of colour, whilst others become densely arranged through a build up of multiple layers. Sometimes repeatedly overworked, the painted image can become reduced to mere surface. Klein’s work is characterised through stylistic shifts and differences. Therefore, collectively, Klein’s paintings avoid firm allegiance to any particular painting history; they concern themselves directly with a more unspoken language – that of the production of the abstract image.