Structured Through Movement: Simon & Guillaume Klein

Curated by Michelle Klein

2 – 13 October 2019

Also 16 – 20 October by appointment only: michelleklein@hotmail.co.uk

Artist talk: Saturday 12 October at 12.30pm.

A father and a son, a painter and a sculptor, are revisiting One Paved Court to exhibit their latest works, which embody ideas of movement and structure.

Simon’s figures are never truly static, but are poised in anticipation. The painted marks and gestures are integrated into the pictorial space creating a sense of movement and narrative amongst the figures.

In contrast, Guillaume’s sculptures make connections between the blacksmithing craft and early 20th century industrial architecture. His exploration of process and material combination generate physical abstractions, which define the space within and around the work.

Although the marked difference in outcome, the making of Simon’s and Guillaume’s work is fostered by the movement of their tools and the process of manipulating materials. Whether in the two-dimensional or the three-dimensional, these works invite their viewers to contemplate the relationships between structure and movement, both figurative and abstract.

Simon Klein has a BA Fine Art  (Hons) Slade 1982, and an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, Kingston University, 1997.
One of his self-portraits is held in the Ruth Bouchard Collection.  Simon lives and works in Richmond, London.

Guillaume Klein has a BA Blacksmithing Degree  (Hons), Hereford College of Arts 2015, and an MFA
Art and Design, Metal Art, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2019.  Guillaume lives and works in Petersham, London.

https://www.guillaumeklein.co.uk