abstract art

The Abyss | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, composer, poet, writer   On Sunday, October 24th, Jim Klein and Ian Jaimison’s compositions will be performed as [...]

The Lightning Strike of Inspiration | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Disruptor by Jim Klein “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron, teacher, artist, and author of The Artist's Way Many professional artists advise developing habits and disciplining [...]

A Floral Family Tradition | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Shadow and Betsy's Garden “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” - Claude Monet Nature, especially flowers, has always captured the [...]

Art and Legends in the Outback | One-on-One

“In some odd way that you don't understand and can't begin to articulate your feelings and acquaintance with it- a familiarity on an unfamiliar level. Somewhere in the deep sediment of your being some long-dormant [...]

Peripheral Art Discussions | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“Every canvas is a journey all its own.” – Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract expressionist painter Abstract contemporary artist Jim Klein practices a unique and efficient painting technique you may not have heard of before: peripheral art. [...]

Inspiration from the Andes | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“As we used to say in the mountains, "Breathe. Breathe again. With every breath, you are alive." ~ Nando Parrado, Miracle in the Andes Musog Pacha Pacha is often translated as "world" in Quechua [...]

‘Til the Cows Come Home | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." ~ Grant DeVolson Wood, American painter Bosco Jondy Long-time readers will recall that contemporary [...]

Canvas Considerations | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“A painted surface is a real, living form.” ― Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist   Did you know there’s more to consider when choosing a canvas to paint than simply the [...]

Visions of Manhattan | Behind the Painting with Jim Klein

Manhattan As Jim Klein likes to say, he expresses life experiences through painting abstract art. It’s spontaneous with a deep consciousness that connects with people. He believes we condense our experiences and our [...]