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TIME-LIMITED EDITION DROP: MARC KLEIN
14–19 November 2023
6-6 PM CET
The artwork MONOCHROM MIRROR by Marc Klein is also a mirror. For you, for them, for the objects that you see in the mirror. The light in the room changes; the sun goes down, and clouds pass by. The image you will see will only be visible for a moment. Just a glimpse, and it’s gone. If you want to see this exact image again, you have to wait for one year—for the sun to be in the same spot on the same day. You’ll figure this out. It cannot happen again. The moment has passed. You changed, hopefully. Change is a good thing.
ABOUT THE EDITION
MONOCHROM MIRROR by Marc Klein is available in five colors. Each edition is unique; it will be created by the artist after the end of the TIME-LIMITED EDITION DROP. Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist.
ABOUT THE TIME-LIMITED EDITION DROP
The TIME-LIMITED EDITION DROP is a concept that allows artists to sell an unlimited number of physical editions within a limited time frame on EXPANDED.ART. Each TIME-LIMITED EDITION DROP edition will be available for a limited time, then never again.
ABOUT THE EDITION NUMBER
The editions are numbered randomly, i.e., the edition number is not chronologically assigned to the time of order receipt. Each artwork will be produced specifically for each client; therefore, the artwork is not eligible for return.
Marc Klein, born in 1992 in Neunkirchen (Germany), found his way in his early twenties through different street artists to the actual painting process.
Through his sensitive approach to the paintings, Marc Klein manages to establish his own world of feelings in the artwork, which evokes a feeling in the observer. Now, as the viewer can see himself or herself in the mirror, the artwork is complete, and the thinking process about this self-reflection is triggered in the viewer's mind.
Another big part of the mirrors is, in all ways, the light that comes and goes through them. The mirrors reflect all the light in the different colours that the special part is painted in. If the mirror has a sunny place and the seasons are changing, also the sun light will change, thus a different part of the mirror will be focused and will lead into a different place of different color at a different time of the day in the room.
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARC KLEIN
THE FREEDOM TO CONVEY EMOTIONS
Imge Turan Täschner: What are the challenges of being a self-taught artist?
Marc Klein: Being a self-taught artist has its own unique set of challenges, I guess. One significant hurdle is the absence of formal guidance, which often leads to a longer, trial-and-error learning curve.
Navigating the art world without established connections or the structure of a traditional education requires a high level of self-discipline and perseverance. However, this journey has allowed me to develop a distinctive voice and a personal connection to my work, making each piece a reflection of my individual artistic exploration.
ITT: How did you develop your style and technique?
MK: My style and technique have evolved through a continuous process of self-discovery. Initially drawn to the freedom of abstract expression, I honed my skills through self-study and extensive reading. This self-guided exploration allowed me to develop a unique approach that prioritizes spontaneity and emotional expression.
ITT: Your style has changed over the years. Why did you focus on abstract painting as your preferred artistic expression?
MK: Abstract painting provides me with the freedom to convey emotions and ideas without the constraints of literal representation. In my early artistic journey, I found traditional figurative painting too restrictive for my impulsive nature. Abstract art allows me to engage with the medium intuitively, expressing my feelings and experiences in a way that connects with both me as the artist and the viewer on a more profound level.
ITT: You are known for your unique mirror paintings. How did you come up with the idea to paint on a mirror and turn it into an artwork that changes with the environment it lives in with the collector?
MK: The concept of painting on mirrors emerged from a desire to create art that transcends traditional boundaries. Mirrors, with their reflective surfaces, add an interactive dimension to the artwork. The idea was born from the realization that the environment and the collector could become integral parts of the artistic experience. This dynamic relationship transforms the artwork over time, making each piece a living, evolving creation that resonates uniquely with its surroundings and the individual who possesses it.
ITT: You've highlighted how nature and mathematics serve as sources of inspiration for your reflection and mirroring techniques. How do these influences shape your artistic process?
MK: Nature and mathematics offer a wealth of patterns, symmetry, and visual harmony that profoundly influence my artistic process. The study of these elements guides my reflection and mirroring techniques, providing a structural foundation for my compositions.
ITT: The role of light in your mirror series is significant. In what way does the light interact with the painted elements?
MK: Light is a fundamental element in my mirror series, creating a dynamic interplay with the painted elements. The reflective surfaces of the mirrors capture and refract light, enhancing the colors and textures. As the angle and intensity of light change, different aspects of the painting come to life, transforming the artwork throughout the day. This interaction with light adds a captivating dimension, turning each piece into a living composition that evolves.
ITT: What is the creative process behind your mirror series, from the initial black and white drawings to the final harmonious compositions?
MK: It begins with black-and-white drawings, serving as the foundation for the compositions. From there, I navigate through various shapes and contours, allowing the artwork to organically take form. The color painting process is intuitive, driven by emotions, and influenced by the places discovered in my studies.
ITT: How do you approach the use of color in your paintings? Does intuition play a role in your selection of colors and application techniques?
MK: Color is a central and intuitive element in my artistic process. The selection of colors is emotionally driven, reflecting the feelings and experiences associated with the artwork. I approach color with a sense of spontaneity.
ITT: What inspirations or emotions guide your process in naming your artworks?
MK: Naming my artwork is a deeply personal and reflective process. The titles are inspired by the emotions and experiences evoked during the creation of each piece. It's almost a poetic response to the visual narrative, capturing the essence of what the mirror reflects, both literally and metaphorically. The naming process serves as a bridge between the visual language of the artwork and the emotional resonance it holds for me, offering viewers a glimpse into the narrative behind each creation.
ITT: Social media platforms such as Instagram have become integral for artists to exhibit and promote their work. To what extent do you believe social media contributes to your artistic practice?
MK: While social media undeniably plays a crucial role in the contemporary art scene, my personal perspective leans towards the traditional avenues of artistic expression. I have a profound appreciation for the timeless allure of galleries and the curated experience they offer. The tangible, in-person connection with viewers and the immersive ambiance of physical spaces hold a unique charm that, for me, transcends the digital realm.
ITT: What aspirations do you have for your artistic career moving forward?
MK: My aspirations for the future of my artistic career revolve around personal and professional growth. On a personal level, I am committed to staying open to inspiration and allowing my creative journey to evolve organically. Professionally, I aim to expand my horizons by connecting with galleries, exploring collaborative opportunities, and delving into curated shows.