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Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 63 x 114 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
63 x 114 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches; 160 x 290.2 x 3.8 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 106 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 106 1/4 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 269.9 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 147 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 147 1/2 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 374.7 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 106 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 106 1/4 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 269.9 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 35 3/8 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
35 3/8 x 87 x 1 1/2 inches; 90.5 x 221 x 3 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 177 1/8 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 147 5/8 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 147 5/8 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 74 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
74 7/8 x 118 1/8 inches; 190 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches; 30 x 60 cm (each painting)
11 7/8 x 49 1/4 inches; 30 x 125 cm (overall)

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches; 30 x 75 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 25 1/2 inches; 30 x 65 cm 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 147 3/4 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN A reconstruction of a random timeline...

Carla KLEIN
A reconstruction of a random timeline 6
2009
oil on canvas in 20 parts
overall installed dimensions: 62 x 181 inches; 157.5 x 459.7 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 59 x 177 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
59 x 177 1/4 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 31 1/2 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 86 1/2; inches; 80 x 220 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 35 1/2 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2008
oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 86 1/2 inches; 90 x 220 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 59 x 177 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2008
oil on canvas
59 x 177 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 55 x 138 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
55 x 138 inches; 140 x 350.5 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 15 3/4 x 3...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches; 40 x 80 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2006 oil on canvas 59 x 177 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2006
oil on canvas
59 x 177 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 400...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 400 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 Photograph on plexglasi,...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
Photograph on plexglasi, aluminum, fluorescent lightbulbs, electronics
17 3/4 x 43 1/4 inches; 45 x 110 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 350...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 350...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 24 x 72 in...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
24 x 72 inches; 61 x 183 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 400...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 400 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm each

 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 138 inches, 150 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 138 inches, 150 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 71 x 110 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
71 x 110 1/4 inches; 180 x 280 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 71 x 118 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
71 x 118 inches, 180 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 oil and enamel on canvas...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
oil and enamel on canvas
67 x 118 inches, 170 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 diptych, oil and enamel...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
diptych, oil and enamel on canvas
88 x 59 inches; 223 1/2 x 150 cm each
Overall Dimensions: 88 x 128 inches

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 oil and enamel on canvas...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
oil and enamel on canvas , 4 panels
79 x 118 inches, 200.6 x 300 cm 

Carla KLEIN Postcard 2 2000 diptych, oil and ename...

Carla KLEIN
Postcard 2
2000
diptych, oil and enamel on canvas
78 1/2 x 59 inches; 200 x 150 cm each
overall dimensions 78 1/2 x 118 inches, 199.5 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Postcard 1 2000 Oil and enamel on canv...

Carla KLEIN
Postcard 1
2000
Oil and enamel on canvas
63 x 102 inches, 160 x 259 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 1999 Oil on canvas 62 x 96 in...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
1999
Oil on canvas
62 x 96 inches 

Carla KLEIN Terrarium 1 1996 oil on canvas 59 x 94...

Carla KLEIN
Terrarium 1
1996
oil on canvas
59 x 94 1/2 inches; 150 x 240 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 63 x 114 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
63 x 114 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches; 160 x 290.2 x 3.8 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 106 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 106 1/4 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 269.9 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 147 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 147 1/2 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 374.7 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 59 x 106 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
59 x 106 1/4 x 1 inches; 149.9 x 269.9 x 2.5 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2017 oil on canvas 35 3/8 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2017
oil on canvas
35 3/8 x 87 x 1 1/2 inches; 90.5 x 221 x 3 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 177 1/8 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 147 5/8 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 59 x...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
59 x 147 5/8 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 74 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
74 7/8 x 118 1/8 inches; 190 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches; 30 x 60 cm (each painting)
11 7/8 x 49 1/4 inches; 30 x 125 cm (overall)

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches; 30 x 75 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2013-2014 oil on canvas 11 7/...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2013-2014
oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 25 1/2 inches; 30 x 65 cm 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 147 3/4 inches; 150 x 375 cm

Carla KLEIN A reconstruction of a random timeline...

Carla KLEIN
A reconstruction of a random timeline 6
2009
oil on canvas in 20 parts
overall installed dimensions: 62 x 181 inches; 157.5 x 459.7 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 59 x 177 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
59 x 177 1/4 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 31 1/2 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2009
oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 86 1/2; inches; 80 x 220 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 35 1/2 x 8...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2008
oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 86 1/2 inches; 90 x 220 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 59 x 177 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2008
oil on canvas
59 x 177 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 55 x 138 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
55 x 138 inches; 140 x 350.5 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 15 3/4 x 3...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches; 40 x 80 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2006 oil on canvas 59 x 177 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2006
oil on canvas
59 x 177 inches; 150 x 450 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 400...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 400 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm

Carla Klein Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 63 x 177 i...

Carla Klein
Untitled
2007
oil on canvas
63 x 177 inches; 160 x 450 cm 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 Photograph on plexglasi,...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
Photograph on plexglasi, aluminum, fluorescent lightbulbs, electronics
17 3/4 x 43 1/4 inches; 45 x 110 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 350...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 350...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 24 x 72 in...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
24 x 72 inches; 61 x 183 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2005 oil on canvas 180 x 400...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2005
oil on canvas
180 x 400 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm each

 

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 9...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, 120 x 250 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 138 inches, 150 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 59 1/8 x 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 138 inches, 150 x 350 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 71 x 110 1...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
71 x 110 1/4 inches; 180 x 280 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2003 Oil on canvas 71 x 118 i...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2003
Oil on canvas
71 x 118 inches, 180 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 oil and enamel on canvas...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
oil and enamel on canvas
67 x 118 inches, 170 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 diptych, oil and enamel...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
diptych, oil and enamel on canvas
88 x 59 inches; 223 1/2 x 150 cm each
Overall Dimensions: 88 x 128 inches

Carla KLEIN Untitled 2001 oil and enamel on canvas...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
2001
oil and enamel on canvas , 4 panels
79 x 118 inches, 200.6 x 300 cm 

Carla KLEIN Postcard 2 2000 diptych, oil and ename...

Carla KLEIN
Postcard 2
2000
diptych, oil and enamel on canvas
78 1/2 x 59 inches; 200 x 150 cm each
overall dimensions 78 1/2 x 118 inches, 199.5 x 300 cm

Carla KLEIN Postcard 1 2000 Oil and enamel on canv...

Carla KLEIN
Postcard 1
2000
Oil and enamel on canvas
63 x 102 inches, 160 x 259 cm

Carla KLEIN Untitled 1999 Oil on canvas 62 x 96 in...

Carla KLEIN
Untitled
1999
Oil on canvas
62 x 96 inches 

Carla KLEIN Terrarium 1 1996 oil on canvas 59 x 94...

Carla KLEIN
Terrarium 1
1996
oil on canvas
59 x 94 1/2 inches; 150 x 240 cm

Biography

Throughout the past two decades, Carla Klein’s work has explored the relationship between photography and painting as well as the layers of mediation involved in both creating and interpreting images. Using her own photography as a point of departure, Klein’s paintings push the original image towards abstraction in ways that reveal inherent flaws in processes of representation. Many works illustrate artifacts of the imaging process – white borders on the canvas suggest cropping, drips of paint reference scratches on the surface of the negative – which the artist describes as the “abstract consequence” of the photo. Enlarged from negative to snapshot, and from snapshot to canvas, her sublime landscapes become real objects, far enough removed from their subjects that they take on new and different meanings. 


Born in Zwolle, the Netherlands, in 1970, Klein currently lives in Rotterdam. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (1988-1993) and later completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (1994-1995). Recipient of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Charlotte Köhler Award in 1999, the artist was also shortlisted for Rotterdam’s 2012 Dolf Henkes Award.
 

Since the mid-1990s, Klein has exhibited her work consistently throughout much of Europe and the United States. In 2005, she presented an important solo exhibition the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California, followed by a presentation at Jarla Partilager in Stockholm (2007). Recent notable solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (2014). Her paintings have also been shown as part of group exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami in Florida, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Denver Art Museum and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, among others.


Klein’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Berkeley Art Museum in California, Miami Art Museum in Florida, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and Thermenmuseum in Heerlen, the Netherlands.
 

Exhibitions
Publications