Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim displays an unpublished show by Paula Klien
In Extreme Liquids, exhibition curated by Marcos de Lontra Costa, artist presents series of paintings and sculptures
The body sheds itself while the landscape presents itself as a curious mirror of the external and internal. This is the perspective of the show Extreme Liquids, an individual exhibition that Paula Klien presents between August 2th and September 2th at the Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, in Rio de Janeiro. Curated by Marcos de Lontra Costa, the exhibition brings together a series of 20 works by the artist represented by Emmathomas Gallery from São Paulo.
“I wash black water,” says Klien in reference to her creative process, where she literally washes the marks she created on the canvas with ink. Her paintings and sculptures bring scenarios and monochrome poetic landscapes with shades of gray, and appear often in large formats. “The result has a relationship with the beauty that time brings,” she points out.
The artist works within an image without certain limits, without absolute truths. “It’s a painting that at one point almost seems to want to float, almost want to disappear,” says the curator.
As a result, scenarios and poetic landscapes that surprise by the boldness, creativity and the ability of the artist to master the precise technical and expressive means, developing her own language. “Everything here conspires to make art a permanent territory of questioning and provocation,” says Lontra Costa.
About the artist
Paula Klien was born in 1968 in Rio de Janeiro and currently lives and works in her hometown. Drawing and painting occupy an important place in her work, although the artist has already worked with dance, music and has extensive experience with the photographic language.
She is represented by Emmathomas Art Gallery, in São Paulo, and aquabitArt gallery, Berlin. She has a degree from the Kunstgut Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 she participated in the 11th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Firenze and in 2012 at the Biennial of Contemporary Art in Rome, where she received the eighth prize in fine art photography.
In 2017, she exhibited his work six times abroad. In Berlin, she had an individual and a collective press in the aquabit and, next to the gallery, participated in the Positions Berlin Art Fair. She was in New York at the invitation of the Clio Art Fair, in Buenos Aires with Emmathomas at arteBA and in London, she made a concurred solo presentation at the Saatchi Gallery.
Extreme Liquids, individual by Paula Klien
Location: Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim
Address: Avenida Vieira Souto, 176 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Opening: August 2nd, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: from August 3rd to September 2nd
Visitation: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 1 pm to 10 pm