Bénédicte KLENE, born in 1957 on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea under the premonitory sign of flows, migrations, trips and travels, studied Art in Aix-en-Provence then in Rennes.
After graduation, she taught with great passion and pleasure during several years. Now, she lives in Rennes, and since 2011 she devotes all her time to her art.
Visual artist she is a French urban sketcher who describes herself like a “chroni-croqueuse”. Paper and drawing are always the center of her creative process. And as she tells herself “I draw on location, indoor and outdor, capturing what I see from direct observation” to make links and to tie knots between drawing and immediate, graphic report and documentary investigation.
Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and public acquisitions (Auray and Rennes’s cities, Archives and City of Lorient, 1 % for the City Hall of Europe of Brest, state commission of the CNAP for the media library of Renac, Departmental Media library of Ille-et-Vilaine).
Her full CV and list of exhibitions can be seen on her website and blog: www.benedicteklene.com
Winner in 2016 of the Aralya Edition’s Price, Monteoliveto Gallery, she has participated with Monteoliveto Gallery in the Cities of Europe Project in London (2017 and 2018) and Paris (2019). In 2018 she has joined the 2nd edition of the Gallery project «Mad of Naples and Somma Vesuvio -2» sketching sites, churches, landscapes, part of Naples city,and Vesuvius, all outstanding architectural and environmental jewels with a 2000 year history.
The closing event will be hosted in May/June 2021 by the Sala Delle Carceri in the prestigious Castel dell’Ovo in the bay of Naples.
Mon premier Leporello napolitain , dessiné dans le calme du cloître des Clarisses à Santa Chiara va enrichir ma série de PANORAMAS DES PETITS RIENS DES PETITS BOUTS DU MONDE !