GX Gallery is delighted to present Immortals, a collection of new sculptures and paintings by Randy Klein. Immortals contrasts the heavy solidity of sculpture with a message of poetic lightness. Klein has taken inspiration from poems, the Metamorphoses of Ovid and the Divine Comedy of Dante, which focus on mutability and transcendence. His practice questions whether it is possible to explore spirituality through visual art. The sculptures, fabricated in welded steel, manage to retain a transcendent lightness, touching on an ethereal plane.
Randy Klein is an American artist, living and working in London. Having studied at the Art Student League of New York, Klein’s work includes painting, sculpture and books. From 1991 – 2000 he was a lecturer in Metal Sculptures at City and Islington College.
Randy Klein’s recent projects include Moment to Moment, an exhibition of 120 sculptures, which toured to cathedrals in Edinburgh, Rochester, Chichester, and Ely as well as to public venues in Italy.
Klein has exhibited internationally including at Midland Arts Centre (mac) and Palazzo Vernazza in Lecce. He has also created many sculptures for public spaces including for Nunhead Station and Brimmington Park in London. In 2013 he created ASPIRE, a sculpture for the home of the Employment Academy.
Klein’s artist books are in many important university and library collections.
Public collections include MoMA NY, the V&A, the British Library, the Tate, the Brooklyn Museum, and NY Public Library. Collaborative public projects have included the award winning film ‘Home Truths’ with former homeless clients of Thames Reach.
Awards have included Arts Council of Great Britain, Lottery Fund, Peter Minet Trust, Oak Foundation, KPMG, and Sir John Cass Foundation