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This week's artist is painter CHRIS KLEIN
Chris Klein is a British artist. Exhibiting his work across Europe and North America, he is most recognized for his series of costume paintings, primarily from theatre and film, but also from the world of fashion, as well as Royal and museum collections. In 1983 Chris had his work accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts in London UK for their prestigious Summer Exhibition and has since won numerous awards and been featured in many publications internationally. As well as producing his own work, he is a scenic artist for film and theatre, having created backdrops and related artwork for major productions in London's West End and Broadway, and painted for many major Hollywood films and Cirque du Soleil. For 10 years he was head of scenic art at the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, which inspired him to paint costumes from the shows: this has proven to be his most popular series. However his Second Hand series of junkyard paintings shares his unique ability to paint texture, colour and light, with an industrial edge. Following his successful solo exhibition at Agora Gallery in 2016, Chris had a major solo exhibition at Bernarducci Gallery and has exhibited in Quebec City, Ottawa, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, Greece and Spain, and created costume paintings from the some of the most successful theatre shows in the world, including Phantom of the Opera and Disney’s The Lion King.
FEATURED ARTIST: CHRIS KLEIN
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Since 2014, Agora Gallery has been Stratford's fine art gallery specializing in work by accomplished local artists in a range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass and limited edition prints and photographs. We are a full service gallery that delights in finding the perfect piece for our clients.
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