Simon Klein, Artist

Pastel Society – Exhibition 2024

Oil pastel drawing of a man's head and shoulders with a hat and spotty jacket in a landscape.

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 | 24 January 2024 to 10 February 2024 | 10am to 5pm | Closed on 6 February
Simon Klein is showing his drawings With His Hat and Dreamer at this milestone exhibition which presents a positive challenge to those with pre-conceived ideas about pastels. Expect a vibrant, adventurous and creative show, which will open hearts and minds to this special medium.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Grainy charcoal drawing of three dancers in weird ecstatic poses

Simon Klein has been shortlisted for the 2023 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, selected from original drawings by distinguished expert panel members. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating current drawing practice in the UK.

Simon Klein’s Exhibitions

Two paintings by Simon Klein exhibited at One Paved Court alongside sculpture by Guillaume Klein

Simon Klein is known for his striking figurative work in a wide range of media, including drawing, watercolour, oil painting, gouache and pastels.

Under Their Skin

Typographic poster for Under Their Skin Exhibition with list of artists' names.

Simon Klein is participating in an exhibition by a group of 26 painters brought together through the Turps Correspondence Course, showing recent work in three, two-week shows running from 2 September to 15 October 2023.

The Lido Open 2023

Two energetic figures in drawn and painted in dark tones of red, blue and flesh colours

Simon Klein is amongst the artists shortlisted for the third annual Lido Open by guest judge Charles Williams and Lido Stores owner Kristen Healy.

Still Lyrical

colourful poster in square format

A group show at RuptureXIBIT in Hampton Wick, bringing together new works by contemporary artists Liz Crossfield, Hannah Delahay, Simon Klein, Fay Nicolson and Molly Rose Butt. Each artist explores a transition between the ‘still’ and the ‘lyrical’ – a state of liminality between rest and movement, chaos and contemplation.

The Wild Thought

Oil and oil stick painting/drawing of two figures in ecstatic dance poses

The Wild Thought
Original contemporary art by 48 shortlisted artists contemplating love & betrayal.

A Patch of Sky

Gallery view of figurative oil painting by Simon Klein and felt sculpture by Julie Brixey-Williams

In this February 2023 exhibition at One Paved Court featuring artists using a variety of media and gradations of scale to cherish the poetics of their shifting everyday landscape, this group comes together to expose qualities of process.

The Desire to Be Desired

Poster with exhibition graphics over two figures painted in black, white and blue against dark blue background

In this exhibition at One Paved Court in Richmond Simon Klein showed oil paintings and works on paper in a variety of media from pen and ink sketches to works in oil pastel. He paints human figures in loosely constructed landscapes or interiors, sometimes both.