Contemporary painter Rita Klein uses a broad spectrum of colors and energetic brushstrokes ranging from organic curves to hard edged lines come together to create visual metaphoric interpretations of our natural landscape. Ms. Klein expresses simple shapes through expansive bursts of color and variegated paint application, evoking the dynamism of nature rather than reproducing a photographic portrait of the landscape.
Klein has a very special love for nature. Growing up in Nylstroom, South Africa, she lived in a town of picturesque beauty, surrounded by lovely Acacia trees and mountains situated in rapturous nature. Ms. Klein expresses the dynamism of nature’s rampant energy in “Cage II.” Her abstract investigation visually stimulates an atmospheric horizon overwhelmed by colored stripes and lines, layered and contrasting against one another in a billowing ambiguous space. Multiple shades of blue applied through different strokes of paint transitions through moments of yellow and green to ultimately transform into a purple ground layered with intense highlights of white and dark streaks of black paired with accenting juxtapositions of vibrant red zips sparking a dynamic visual interest in relationships between colors. Ms. Klein expresses an environmental experience of a landscape, evoking its seasonal, temporal and atmospheric conditions through her adept use of color and dynamic application of line.