INTERVIEW: RITA KLEIN | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: RITA KLEIN

Interviews | September 11, 2021 |

ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein

Interview: Rita Klein
Luca Curci
talks with Rita Klein during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the third appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR 2021, at The Room Contemporary Art Space.

Klein was born in South Africa but she currently lives and works in Germany. She studied at UNISA SA and had her first exhibition in 1979 in Pretoria. Up until now, she participated in over 100 exhibitions held in galleries in South Africa, Europe and Mexico. Her work is represented in public and private collections. In 1993/96 she visited the Cité Internationales des Artes in Paris. She participated in the ABSA Bank Project in South Africa where artworks was bought to be hanged in the ABSA Branches all over the country. In Germany she is a member of the BBK (Düsseldorf), AG Leverkusener Künstler and Artinnovations, Innsbruck. She uses various media and techniques to express herself as well as creating 3D Objects out of wood, wire and recycling material. She also created a new medium in which she combines x-ray photos with other media. She expresses herself in various themes such as – Symbols, Reflections, Visualizing music, Man in Nature and Nature in Man in which she makes use of her main oeuvre – Landscape and Nature elements.

ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Rita Klein –
To me, art is a journey. You travel through life to experience different facets in which you think, observe and live.

LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
RK –
I was born in South Africa and moved to Germany in 1999.

ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
RK –
I find my inspiration most of the time in nature and as you can see in the theme music. The eyes of an artist are never on holiday and are always busy looking for new ideas.

LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
RK –
My style changed over the years because of experience, using different themes, material, techniques and messages, I want to bring to the attention of people.

ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
RK –
As you can see in the history of art and artists, it is not the easiest way to make a living. With the exhibitions of this festival, you offer the artists a possibility to show their artworks to a wider public with the hope of selling.

LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
RK –
The concept and and platform are very inspiring and the theme “Future Landscapes” fits very good to some of my landscapes paintings in which I try to draw the attention of the public to the destruction of nature by the human beings.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
RK –
I am sure Itsliquid Platform offers a unique opportunity to artist.

ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein
ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein
ritaklein
Image courtesy of Rita Klein

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    Interview: Miguel Raymond

    Interviews | February 13, 2024

    Miguel Raymond graduated in Communication from the University of Quebec in Montreal and also trained in special effects at the Graphic Institute of Technology in Tokyo. In the 80s, Miguel Raymond quickly forged an enviable reputation as a video artist, director and editor. Read more


    Interview: Stephen Harper

    Interviews | February 11, 2024

    Stephen Harper practised as a professional photographer working from a studio in central London for over 20 years. This was principally commercial work, commissions from London based advertising and graphic design agencies, as well as for corporate brochures. S Read more


    INTERVIEW: HELENE JELLESTAD

    Interviews | February 5, 2024

    Helene Jellestad is educated at Bergen National Academy of Art and Design / KHIB, in Norway, and graduated with a master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. Since 2005 Helene has created wall arts with motifs that consist of visual constructions based on details from random photos - all photos taken by Helene. “- By using snapshots as a starting point for the creative process the wall arts designs get an authentic, undirected and rough feel that in this context is viewed as an aesthetic quality.” Read more


    Interview: Federica Rodella

    Interviews | February 2, 2024

    Federica Rodella, born in 1989, based in Turin, is an artist whose creative path is deeply rooted in philosophy, providing a solid foundation for her profound exploration of human emotions and universally resonating symbols Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!