© Ute Klein and Das Giftraum

                                    Lightjet Print on Kodak Endura Premier Matt Paper                                         
Limited Edition 
Print Number 1/20
Sheet size 40 x 30 cm
Image size 33.5 cm x 29 cm

In her recent work TRIADEN, Ute Klein readdresses a very familiar subject of hers: looking at couples and attempting to picture their relationship through performative playfulness in a metaphorical way. In the middle of entangled bodies is another body already present and yet still invisible and concealed, entwined within the embrace of their family There is joyful anticipation speaking from within the interplay of physical forms, as well as unknown expectations of what there is to come: a time of transition and the new.

Ute Klein is a German photographer and artist who lives and works in Berlin. In her work she keeps addressing the genre of still life in a way that challenges our perception and acceptance of the photographic image. This includes an interest of sculptural, performative and spatial aspects.

In 2009 Ute Klein received her degree in Photography from Folkwang University of the Arts Essen before she accomplished her MA in Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art in London. Her series "Resonanzgeflechte" received the gute aussichten: young german photography award 2009/2010 and was part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 in London. Her work was honoured with the City of Munich Art Award. She was invited to be part of Plat(t)form 2013 at the photography museum in Winterthur, Switzerland and as a fellow at the residency programme of the Museumsquartier in Vienna, which lead to her participation in the ongoing exhibition project „faceless“. In 2016 Ute co-organized the exhibition programme „shifting focus“ which aim was to investigate in contemporary photography beyond its ‚ordinary’ contexts.

Klein has exhibited Europe-wide and is featured in several publications. Her work is held by Art Foyer DZ Bank Frankfurt and Paintings in Hospitals, Great Britain. The artist lives and works in Berlin.