Through the experimentation of automatic drawing, expressionism, mixed media portraiture and fortuitous sculpture, Harry Klein has investigated what he calls THE OTHER. The state of being succumb to an alienation of ones self social identity. As superficiality and consumer culture fosters within contemporary life, the conditions of conformity leaves one with upturned of what is real. The ambiguity of line and disperse of colour dictate the symbols of grasping ones identity. With the imagery being Imperialistically and post colonially influenced, Klein demonstrates the isolation of ones self, in a didactic world of repossession. The symbolic order of the real, aesthetic, social norms and ones self, habituates the conditions of otherness and ones ability to conform. Klein demonstrates this imagined reality, with his often minimal, adventurous and experimental portraiture filled body of work.

 

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