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Using words, Kline's new work may push the established boundaries that most artists work within.
These works reflect the universe as I see it: a kaleidoscope of wonder and possibility, yet filled with complex challenges, just as the human psyche. There are points in our lives when we just don't feel connected, as in "Unplugged ", or we feel the need to hide or disguise our feelings as in "Concealed ". We all have "Rainy Days and Mondays " or feel fragile and breakable as reflected in "Cracked ". Other times our "Left Brain/Right Brain is working brilliantly and we feel like getting dressed to "The Nines ". Daily life can have it's ups and downs, as observed in "Human Nature " and "Looking Up ".
"In all my work, I strive to let my true feelings expose themselves through color, form, and substance. Sometimes frail hues collide with immovable shapes; in others, crisp bold colors collaborate with intangible, weightless images. Color can have a profound effect on how we feel both mentally and physically, and in these pieces my palette reflects light and warmth, creating a health-promoting environment in which a young Monet would have been comfortable."Unlike presidential portraits familiar to museum goers, schoolchildren, and employees in the halls of government, Kline's paintings reflect his idiosyncratic impression of a particular characteristic of our former leaders. For example, Mr. Kline's portrait of Richard Nixon is a rare, somewhat sympathetic portrait as it captures Nixon as a young boy with his treasured violin. Kline's rendering of Millard Fillmore is inspired by the 13th President's first and beloved wife, Abigail, who started the first White House Library. By painting Abigail holding the President's portrait, the Fillmore painting is, in fact, a portrait of a portrait. President Ulysses S. Grant's sorrow and weight of circumstance is visible in his demeanor and expression. The rain falls as Grant overlooks his army's tents and mourns the losses all have suffered. Also setting Kline's portraits apart are the subtly written facets of the Presidents' lives in several of his paintings - as the pattern of a lapel, the side of a tent, or the lace on a dress.
Along with multiple exhibits in New York City and throughout Florida and New Jersey, Kline has been featured in places as diverse as the Joslyn Art Museum in the Heartlands and Moscow, Russia, where his paintings were selected for an international art exchange program.
The artistry of Stephen Kline's intensely colorful and esthetically alluring paintings has been featured in places as diverse as the Joslyn Art Museum in the Heartlands and in Moscow, Russia. His paintings have been purchased through many Public Art Programs. Private collectors reside in Mexico, Japan, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, and in every state in the U.S.
VOGUE Magazine quotes Kris Kline:
So many people lack the courage to buy art for the love of it. They'll spend tens of thousands of dollars on other passions - cars and clothes and furniture - without regard to their (negative) investment potential, and pass up a piece of art because there's no guarantee that its market value will escalate.
Look at the worst-case scenario: You buy a piece of art that gives you a lifetime of pleasure. You pass it on to your children as a memento of you. It becomes a little piece of immortality. There are worse investments.
Q. What is the most important question to ask yourself about a piece of art before buying it?
A. The most important question to ask yourself is: "Do I really love it?" If the answer is no, then I recommend you keep looking, regardless of what other advice you might get. Art is extremely subjective. You will relate to it differently than anyone else on earth does because no one else shares your unique intellect, emotions and personal interests. That's part of the beauty and mystery of art.
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