Die kennen wir vom Sehen

The title ‹We know them by Sight› refers both to the used material (art postcards) and the subject matter of the works. While some works are composed in reference to well known icons of art history like ‹The Wedding at Cana› by Paolo Veronese or ‹The Bathers› by Paul Cézanne, others are recreating genre paintings like interiors. In ‹Die kennen wir vom […]

Top of the Pops

‹Top of the Pops› is an ongoing series mixing art history and pop culture. In the center of each collage is a portrait of some of the most popular art postcards, that enfolds it own world made from fragments of other art postcards. The size is exactly that of an LP and is a reminiscence of […]

Complementary Targets

Inspired by Jasper Jones’ targets we organised cut out representations of consumer goods according to colour to form three complementary targets. When ‹aiming› one’s gaze at the targets the complementary colours confuse the eye and the images start to flicker, quite in contradiction to the ordinary understanding of targets in general. 2009, advertisment pictures on […]



The Hunting

Inspired by the work ‹The Hunt› (around 1470) by Paolo Ucello (Ashmolean Museumof Art and Archaeology, Oxford) 2012, collage from art postcards, 60 x 110 cm

Grüsse von dort

For this series of collages we used fragmented picture postcards. Picture postcards are used to send greetings from one person to another. At the same time they are the photographic evidence of the senders temporary whereabouts, often with a little triumph. We rearranged these fragments in a seemingly haphazard way, yet the alignment of the […]

Painting Landscapes

For these works postcards of landscape paintings from museumshops were used. They were disected and reassembled to create a number of landscape ‹paintings›. Ongoing, since 2007, collages from art postcards, 50 x70 cm, 60 x 80 cm and 70 x 100 cm,



Painting Landscapes with a Past

By cutting postcards of landscape pictures into pieces, Kuehne/Klein fabricate their own pallete, using the individual elements as paint. Merging styles and centuries, individual strokes and fashion, they cross the border of the media to create a new variety of painting as such. 2006/7, collages from art postcards, 70 x 100 cm each

On Speed

In a certain state of mind (intoxicated with speed, extasy, overfatigue, i.e. when the perception is overloaded) the human brain has a tendency to make extraordinary connections from divorced fragments of perception. For this commission we glued together streches of roads cut out from maps representing our travels of the past year to form a […]

Postcards

At a closer look at the big landscape picture countless landscape elements from disected postcards become decernible. These elements like skies, mountains, meadows and trees were reassembled according to motifs and shades of colour. Together they form a changing view which can never be fully focussed. The second part of the work is made of […]



Map of Paradise

For Map of Paradise we used the the little orientation maps that can be found in holiday brochures. They were glued together, according to colour and shape, to form one big map the size of a map that used to hang in class rooms. As most of the advertised locations have a beach, there are […]