Art is a journey - an attempt to delve under the surface to try and understand the essential in life. Art is a course in life and a way of thinking, a way of expressing and converse with line, colour, composition and texture.
Landscape, plants, nature and symbolic-ideas inspire me to create. The expression of my work is distinctly influenced by the occupation on themes inspired by nature and to experience nature.
1. Use oil, pastell, aquarell, 3D, etching and rÃ¶ntage as medium.
2. 55 Solo Exhibitions in South Africa and Germany.
3. 115 Group Exhibitions in South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Canada, Mexico, Wales GB.
4. Participated in SA ABSA Bank group project.
5. Presented in private collections in SA, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Germany.
6. Vistied the Cité Internationales des Artes, Paris, in 1993/96.
7. Member of the BBK (Düsseldorf), AG Leverkusener Künstler Association and Artinnovation, Innsbruck.
8. Studied at UNISA (University of South Africa).
9. Born in South Africa, lives and works in Germany
Born in Nylstroom, South Africa.
Works and lives in Leverkusen, Germany.
Studied art at University of South Africa.
55 Solo Exhibitions, 112 Group Exhibitions.
Presented in private collections in SA, Germany, USA. Canada, GB, Mexico, Finland.
Presented in public collections in Germany and SA.
Visited the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 1993/96.
Parcitipated in SA ABSA Bank Project.
Member :- BBK - Düsseldor, Arbeitsgemeinschaft,
Leverkusener Künstler - Artinnovations, Innsbruck, Austria.
Media - Oil, Watercolour, Etching, Pastel, 3D Objects and Röntages.
"Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptures" - Grania Ogilvie, - Published by Evereard Read 1988.
"Art and Artists" - Published by The South African Institute of Artist and Graphic Designers, 1998.
"Artist`s ID - The who is who of the latests Trends" - Mediaplan Publishing - Athens Greece.
"Important World Artists Vol. 1." Published in California by World Wide Books. Inc.
"Contemporary Artist Rita Klein investigates nature as a poet, reducing it´s forms to geometric simplicity and creating a harmonious union between seemingly desparate artistic techniques" - Ruthie Tucker - Amsterdam-Whitney, Gallery, New York, USA.
"She becomes one with nature and you will find a certain kind of loneliness in her landscapes. She also loves to interpret the vastness and desolated atmospheres with intersting rock formations." - Cecile Loedolff - ABSA, Johannesburg, SA.
Rita´s passion for music is the inspiration behind her visual depictions in oil, of music by John Gage and Jean Sibelius. These works vividly portray her emotional journey into the intricate combinations of cadence and rhythm.
Later I expanded this concept by exploring musical from as a framework for visual soundscapes using nature and nature elements by listening to music by Arvo Pärt, Irro Rantal and Górecki.
The various themes expressed in her work include the use of symbols, reflections and the concepts of "man in nature" and "nature in man". Reminiscent of fractal geopmetry her unique style visually translates emotional stimuli and alludes to the multidimensional nature of being.
Her evocative interpretations are masterfully expressed through various abstract and textural techniques, always ingeniously capturing the essence of nature.
The KUNSTNACHT LEVERKUSEN is cancelled.
Wednesday 14th, 21st, 28th, as well as
Sunday 11th,18th and 25th October, between
16.00 and 17.00 hours the gallery will be open for visitors.
KUNSTNACHT - LEVERKUSEN.
9th October in various studios.
I will exhibit in the church hall of the Friedenskirche, Merziger St. 51375 Leverkusen.
My exhibition will close on 25th October 2020.
I also participate in the group exhibition of the
AG Leverkusener Künstler with a 3 D which will be desplayed infront of the Moisbroich Museum in Leverkusen.
Group Exhibition of members of the BBK
Theme - Photo-Sythesis
I will participate with 1 Röntage.
1 - 11 October 2020 in Forum
Birken St. 47, Düsseldorf.
Opening -1.10.2020 - 19.30
Summer Group Exhibition 2020
As from 19th June 2020 the exhibition will take place at the Gallery Amraser Straße 56, A-6020 Innsbruck
One of my oil paintings will be exhibited.
CROCETTI MUSEUM - ROME
Chromatic Harmonies - An international Exhibition
together with Art Borgo, Rome will take place as from 5th - 16th September 2020
3 Oil paintings of mine will be seen on the exhibition.
Crocetti Museum, Via Cassia 492, Rome. Open from Mon- Fri. 11 am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm.
BORGO ART GALLERY, ROME.
6th-13th June 2020 some of my artworks will be exhibited in the Borgo Art Gallery in Bargo district, between St Peters Basilika and the Holy Angel Castle.
Tel + 39 345-2228110
ART BOX GALLERY ZÜRICH:
During March and April artworks of mine will be screened in the Gallery.
Giesserei Str. 1, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland.
ART BOX PROJECT Cancelled
SWISS ART INTERNATATIONAL IN BARCELONA
Some of my works will be seen on this exhibtion in
Valid World Hall, Buenaventura, Munoz 6, 68018 Barcelona from 18th - 22nd March. between 10 am and 20 pm.
Gemeinschafsausstellung der AG Leverkusener Künstler.
Opening: 2nd February 2020 at 11.11 H.
Gallery Künstlerbunker - Karl St. 9, 51379 Leverkusen (Opladen) Open on Wed. and Fri. 16-18 H and Sun. 15-17 H
KLEINeKUNST - SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
An exhibition of small format artworks will be opened on 1.12. 2019 at the Künstler Bunker,
Karl Str. 9, 51379 Leverkusen, Opladen.
I will participate with 20 paintings.
Visiting houers - Wednesday, Friday, Saterday and Sundag from 15.00 - 18.00. The exhibition will last until 15th December.
Exhibition with the artists of Schwedt and the AG Leverkusener Künsteler.
10.11 - 24.11.2019 in the Galerry Künstlerbunker,
Karl St. 9, 51379 Leverkusen.
Vernissage - Sundag 10.11, 11.30
15. KUNSTNACHT LEVERKUSEN
AG Leverkusener Künstler Group Exhibition
50. Forum Jubiläum
with 17 Artists.
11.10.2019 from 18. Hours
Am Bücheler Hof 9, 51373 Leverkusen.
AG LEVERKUSENER KÜNSTLER JUBILÄUM AUSSTELLUNG UND FEST.
11. - 26. May 2019.
Vernissage 11. May 18.00 H.
Künstlerbunker, Karlstr. 9, 51379 Leverkusen, Opladen.
GROUP EXHIBITION OF MEMBERS OF THE BBK DÜSSELDORF
- Gunter Claus, Nick Esser, Lidia B. Gordon, Rita Klein, Wolfgang Kühn, Ruth Kühn-Löwe, Cornelia Leitner, Susanne Pfefferkorn, Ingetraut D. Stein
9.5 - 26.5.2019
Vernissage 9.5 19.30 H.
BBK Kunstforum Düsseldorf, Birkenstr. 47, 40233 Düsseldorf.
ARTINNOVATIONS IN ROME
GALLERIA ARTE BORGO
Borgo Vittorio 25.
Group Exhibition with members. I am participating with 2 3D`s
Vernissage 11 May 18 H.
untill 18 May 2019.
Discovery ART FAIR KÖLN 2019
12 - 14 th April 2019
I will exhibit 3 3D´s at the Artinnovation exhibition at the Art Fair - G 41.
XPost Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Köln.
Thursday 11.4 2019 - 18-22 H.
Friday, Saturday, Sundag 11 - 20 H
The public interest in my Soundscape exhibition was very, very good, and I thank everybody for visiting the
exhibition and positive input.
RITA KLEIN - SOLO EXHIBITION
Sunday 10th February 2019, 11.30 in
Gallery Künstlerbunker, 9 Karlstr. 51379 Leverkusen.
10.2 - 24.2 Wed.+ Fr. 16-18 H.
Important Exhibtions since 2010:-
2010 - Kunstmesse, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2011 - Deutsche Kunst, Aalst, Belgium.
2011 - Florence Biennale, Italy.
2012 - EU Exhibition, Leverkusen, Germany.
2012 - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA.
2012 - Camaver Kunsthaus, Varenna, Italy,
2012 - Camaver Kunsthaus, Monza, Italy.
2013 - LDX Artodrome Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2013 - LDX Artodrome Gallery, Malta.
2013 - Camaver Kunsthaus, Bellano, Italy.
2013 - Winter Ausstellung, BBK Düsseldorf, Germany.
2014. BBK Düsseldorf Group Exhibition in Rhondda and Caersws in Wales.
2014. BBKDüsseldorf Group Exhibition in Mexico City.
2014. Camavera Group Exhibition in Köping , Sweden and Milano.
2014. LDX Artodrome Gallery Berlin Group Exhibition in the Art Fair, Köln 2014.
2015. Mexico Group plus BBK Artists in Kunstler Bunker Opladen, Leverkusen Germany.
2015. Mexico Group Plus BBK Artists in Aalst, Belgium.
2015. Watercolour Exhibition in the Museo Nacional de la Acuarela in Mexico City.
2015 Der schmale Grat - BBK Düsseldorf Gruppenausstellung.
2016 Participated in the Innsbruck Art Fair through Gallery Artinnovations
2016 -Participated with Stephan Maria Aust in and Exhibition art QQArt, Hilden, Germany.
1017 - BBK Group Exhibition in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France together with French Artists.
2017 - Parallax Art Fair, London.
2017 - Artinnovations, Innsbruck, Group Exhibition.
2017 - Video Display on the Art Basel by Art Box Gallery, Zürich.
2017 - Kunstforum Leverkusen together with Karl-Karol Chrobok.
2017 - Winter Exhibition BBK Düsseldorf.
2017 - AG Leverkusener Künstler Exhibtion in Bunker.
2018 - Video Display on the New York Art Fair by Art Box Gallery, Zürich.
2018 - Form and Line - Group Exhibition in Düsseldorf BBK Forum Gallery.
2018 - Group Exhibition in Caersws , Wales.
2018 - Group Exhibition with Partner City, Oulo Finland in Forum, Leverkusen.
2019 - Solo Exhibition, Soundscapes.
2019 - Art Fair Köln.
2019 - Group Exhibition in Gallery Art Innovation, Berlin and Innsbruck.
2020 - Group Exhibition in Art Borgo Gallery, Rome.
2020 - Group Exhibition in Crocetti Museum, Rome.
2020 - Group Exhibition in Artinnovation Gallery, Innsbruck.
2020 - Group Exhibition in Artbox Gallery Zürich.
2020 - Group Exhibtion in Barcelona - Artbox Gallery.
2020 - Solo Exhibition in Friedens Kirche, Leverkusen during the "Kunstnacht"