Munich-born Susanna Klein is an abstract artist who consciously seeks out and uses pre-existing materials. The artist experiments with photographs, fabrics, drawings, and leftover materials from previous works to form the beginning of a discovery process. Often taking inspiration from nature and the seasons, Susanna works in series.
After working in fashion and studying Communication Design in Hamburg, Susanna turned to art. She achieved a diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Abstract Painting in 2019. Since then, she has continually nurtured her unique approach to traditional painting techniques, working with oils and tempera. The artist, intrigued by themes of time and transience, discovers and collects various natural resources to incorporate into her art: leftovers, dead plants, animals, rubbish, legacies. The resource-saving use of organic or recycled materials is central to her mixed-media artistic practice, implemented using various processes from cyanotype, bleaching and dyeing with hand-made natural dyes.
The artist has exhibited prolifically across Vienna, where she is based, including with Open House Creative Cluster (2021), FAST TRASH (2021), Uomo Universale La Femme (2020), Neue Wiener Ernsthaftigkeit (2018), and Goodbye Albrechtsfeld (2017). Susanna has received numerous scholarships and awards and has featured in print and digital publications such as Les Noueveaux Riches Magazine and the Uomo Universale La Femme catalogue.
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