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Deborah
Klein

Born 1951, Melbourne, Victoria.
Deborah Klein Ladybird Woman, 2014, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm

Artist Profile

Deborah
Klein

Born 1951, Melbourne, Victoria

Deborah Klein grew up in St. Kilda in Victoria. She lived and worked in London during much of the 1970s.

Since 1987 she has held regular solo exhibitions and has been included in numerous curated exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

(Excerpt, interview and text by Inga Walton Behind Beauty’s Masks Works by Deborah Klein)

‘…the work of the renowned Melbourne artist Deborah Klein has focussed almost exclusively on exploring aspects of feminine personae, representation and identity.’

‘The more psychological implications that resonate throughout Klein’s artistic mise en scène heighten the impact conveyed by her imagery. Klein’s practice is characterised by extensive research, immersion in period nuances and the exacting attention to detail she brings to her works, which encompass painting, printmaking, applied sculpture, drawing and book illustration.’

‘What is consistent about Klein’s world of women is their untouchable, enigmatic, and elusive quality. Like a modern day Scheherazade, Klein’s innate gift for storytelling leads her to envisage scenarios where the viewer is held at a distance, but nonetheless enthralled.’

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