Roberto Voorbij, ‘Portrait 35: Klee’, 2017, Klein Gallery
Roberto Voorbij, ‘Portrait 35: Klee’, 2017, Klein Gallery
Roberto Voorbij, ‘Portrait 35: Klee’, 2017, Klein Gallery

Portrait 35 is part of the ongoing series ‘Artist Portraits’ by Visual and 3D artist Roberto Voorbij. It's a limited edition giclée print featuring German artist Paul Klee. The series of collages was originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All portraits of the series follow the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face of the artist is replaced by one of their most significant artworks.

"The title of the used artwork is 'Secret Letters'. In the light of its creation period 1937, it cannot be seen separately from National Socialism; a period in which the ‘Degenerate Artist’ Paul Klee was suppressed and censored. The surface used by Klee concerns a newspaper, which he covered with gesso - the basic underlay for paintings - and signs of charcoal. Does this symbolise a new beginning? Is the secret code a protection against the oppressor? At the same time as a possible language of the subconscious which only few have access to...." Roberto Voorbij

Series: Artist Portraits

Signature: Signed, numbered and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

Publisher: Klein Editions

About Roberto Voorbij

Dutch, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands