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Hedy Klineman (American Contemporary)

Klineman attended the Brooklyn Museum School in the 1950s, and then pursued a patently experimental syllabus at Cooper Union in the 1960s developing a devotion to Abstract Expressionism and painters Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline. The 1970s brought Klinemant to experimentation within the abstract framework of colorfield painting to the themes of landscape and atmosphere. She began painting on different surfaces and this led to her series of Fashion Portraits, mixed media collages on clothing and objects. Warhol gave his glasses, Schnabel the clothes he painted in, and Michael Jackson contributed his black suede boots.

If the 1980s were about “going out”, the 1990s were about going inside, observes Klineman, who undertook the serious study of meditation and yoga. She produced the Chakra Series, covering the canvas with gauze and the vibrant palette for which she is known. She then turned to the Buddhist Deities and continuing in the synergistic style that is uniquely hers, Klineman continues to produce original and energetic compositions. The artist is currently working on a series of Buddha in the Garden combining photography, silkscreen and acrylic.

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