Abstraction 1999-2003

My M.A. at Kingston University led me into phenomenology; Merleau-Ponty on reflexivity and Bachelard, especially “water and dreams”.

Increasingly abstracted paintings based on watercolours and photos of kids toys, in attic sky-lit bathroom bath, with hot and cold taps later followed by bottles of shampoo etc.

Washing, pouring, painting, process in Alkyd paint medium and wax painting sticks. Had a band called Skrawl. All connected I think.

Paintings

Two x 2, abstract oil painting by Simon Klein

Two x 2 2000. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 160 x 260 cms.

Asterix and Obelix, oil painting by Simon Klein

Asterix and Obelix 1997. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 153 x 238 cms.

Flat 1997. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 140 x 275 cms.

Cirque1997. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 140 x 275 cms.

Blue Rinse 2000. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 128 x 213 cms.

Large Abstract 2003. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 127 x 214 cms.

Silver Blue 2003. Oil and paint stick on canvas, 102 x 158 cms.

Brothers Blue 2000. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 92 x 127 cms.

Horizon1999. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 163 x 127 cms.

Half and Half Half and Half, 2001. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 156 x 107 cms.

Gilded 2001. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 30 x 24 cms.

Dark Corner Painting 2003. Oil and paintstick on canvas, 153 x 222 cms.


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