Carla Klein (1970, Zwolle, NL) uses her own photography as source material for her paintings. Starting with industrial sites the artist has moved towards painting desert landscapes, which she photographed during her travels. Vast, empty sceneries stretch towards the grey horizon. These landscapes are so monotonous that one might mistake the paintings as abstract. They never depict people, the only sign of human presence being that of fractions of traffic lights, the road ahead or parts of the dashboard. Yet the painter herself is always very much present in the picture.  The characteristic grey-blue palette, the white parts of the canvas are realistic depiction of the photographs printed by the artist herself.

Carla Klein studied at the Koninklijke Akademie voor Kunsten, The Hague and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Recent exhibition include World Class Boxing, Miami, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, the Denver Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA.

Several monographs were published on occasion of solo exhibitions among which by 'World Class Boxing' Florida (2008), Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans (2006) and Jarla Partilager, Stockholm (2007).