On Thursday 28th September Brownhill Insurance Group hosted the first edition of ‘The Artist Talks’. A new series where you have the opportunity to meet and connect with some of our favourite artists.
This exclusive talk was with one of London’s top artists Anita Klein. Held at a quirky studio space near London Bridge, a venue something more akin to a New York apartment space, provided a suitable back drop as everyone gathered in anticipation to hear her talk about what inspires her and the processes around how she paints her amazing works.
Our art partners Eames Fine Art had hung the space with a wide selection of Anita’s work which gave the evening an early talking point. Wine was flowing and the bountiful spread locally sourced from Borough Market was a lovely way to start the evening.
Vincent Eames of Eames fine art introduced Anita who had set up a presentation. She proceeded to walk us through her catalogue of works from the early ‘musings’ she did as an art student in the early 80’s all the way through to her current works.
Going through the work was like delving into her own family photo album, Anita’s work is very personal and she uses real memories as her inspiration. I asked Anita if she felt closer to works that involved her daughters and granddaughters, as opposed to some of the other works that were more general. It was interesting that she said the process she uses would be the same for all her works, there is no change to her thought process. She lives in the moment and produces the work having gone into a sort of dream like state. She was asked if she felt any sense of loss selling some of the more personal works, which she admitted there had been a couple.
Anita spoke candidly for over an hour, but given her engagement and the subject matter it flew by. The overriding feedback from everyone who attended was that of an interesting and unique event that will hopefully be the first of many.
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My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. — Pablo Picasso
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