An original Kleinsteuber pop-art portrait.
This piece is titled "Forbidden Desire".
Completed in 2004, Kleinsteuber uses mixed media to create unique works of art. She has specialized a photo-transfer technique creating bold and dynamic charcoal and acrylic pieces. This particular one measures 24" x 36" with a 1" deep stretched gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted, making this piece ready to hang!
This masterpiece is ORIGINAL, new and in excellent condition. It is titled, dated and signed by the artist. A new KLEINSTEUBER portrait, in which she explores that "edge" she is so fond of and draws her own lines in the sand.
The estimated retail value for this piece is $550. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
A graduate from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Jennifer Kleinsteuber has ambitious goals of establishing herself as a successful artist within a five year time frame.Kleinsteuber is becoming well known for her portraits in which she uses a photo-transfer technique and bright, solid colours. Her portraits are compellingly seductive. These subjects pose for themselves and for the viewer with a confrontational gaze that is just as powerful as the works themselves. They appear to be completely aware of our voyeuristic presence. The subjects unabashed look has transformed the gaze into a mirror that reflects this presence, our fantasies, our prejudices of beauty and sexuality back unto us: we are caught looking at the subject."I want the people I paint, to be able to explore their own fantasies without restricting their position. There is no shame in being sexy. The careful and self conscious viewer has become so hyper-aware of the enjoyment of "looking" and "seeing", that it has been lost or replaced by analysis. I'd like to be able to harness this wandering eye and dare people to examine their biases, encourage them to think about the image's construction and ultimately promote the enjoyment of voyeuristic fantasy play.Looking is still complicated, but it can be pleasurable.Visualize this work being shown in a singular space and imagine people entering a room where they are surrounded by penetrating stares, self-assured seductresses, and post-punk nymphs. The shear multitude of portraits intensifies this transaction of looking, while ultimately challenging the imaging of fantasy and representation. They embrace their subjectivity and their potential fetishization; empowered by their right to present their vulnerability, their independence and their sexuality.JENNIFER KLEINSTEUBERCVJkleinsteuber@shaw.cawww.jenniferkleinsteuber.comEDUCATION2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute1994 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Simon Fraser UniversityCURATED EXHIBITIONS2003 June - Sept Barrister's Lounge, Vancouver Law Courts2000 October Landscapes: A Space Revisited, Gastown Vancouver2000 February Space Above Sonar, Gastown Vancouver, BCSOLO EXHIBITIONS2004 December - Kleinsteuber Gallery, Vancouver BC2004 December - Blake's on Carrall, Vancouver, BC2004 November - Strutter's Hair Design, Vancouver, BC2004 October - Salon, Atlanta, GA2004 June - The Velvet Cafe, Vancouver, BC2003 April - May Blake's, Vancouver, BC2002 April - June New and Old Works, New Westminster, BC2001 June A Salon Show, False Creek, BC2000 Aug - Sept collection of paintings, Elwoods, Vancouver2000 September An Illusion of Knowledge, Vancouver, BC1999 October Running, Lugz Liquid Lounge, Vancouver1999 July Not a Self Portrait, dv8, Vancouver, BCGROUP EXHIBITIONS2004 Sept - Studio 88, West Pender St, Vancouver, BC2004 Sept - Ayden Gallery, 88 W. Pender St, Vancouver, BC2004 October 3rd Art for Life fine art auction to benefit Friends For Life, 11th Year, Vancouver, BC2004 September 24th Shooting Stars Foundation, fine art auction and gala, Vancouver, BC2004 Aug - ongoing Cocoon Home Designs, 75 West 7th, Vancouver, BC2004 July - ongoing Womyn's Ware, 896 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC2004 June Exhibition at Blake's on Carrall, Vancouver, BC2003 October Art For Life fine art auction to benefit Friends for Life, 10th Year, Vancouver, BC2003 November Tekst \ text \ 2003, Sugar and Sugar, Vancouver, BC2003 - 2004 Waterfall Gallery, Vancouver, BC2003 June - Sept Karma Gallery, Vancouver, BC2003 May Grad Show, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver2002 November Awkward, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver2001 July The Portrait Challenge, Fran Hill Gallery, TO2001 March Works: From the Collection, Russell House2000 December The Group of Small Show, Atrium Gallery2000 February Space Above Sonar, Vancouver, BC1999 November Object, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BCBIBLIOGRAPHYVancouver Courier : Review written by Tim Pawsey. July 2004Westender : Article written by Arts Editor, Mary Frances Hill. July 2003