Art Brokerage: Alain Kleinmann French Artist: b. 1953. Alain Kleinmann was born in Paris, France 1953. He is known for his Paintings, sculptures and etchings. His very particular style uses collage, incrustations and cast bas relief. His mastery of glazing and varnishing techniques dominated by sepia colours have guaranteed him resounding success. Alain Kleinmann has already proven himself one of the most interesting European artists of his generation. He has carefully forged his own language of signs, a unique visual vocabulary in which Rembrandt and the artists of the European past fuse with the innovations of the post-war masters such as Francis Bacon, Larry Rivers and Robert Rauschenberg. His works have been exhibited at numerous international galleries and museums. He has received almost a dozen medals and is a member of eight different salons.In recent years, Kleinmann has assimilated the sepia-based tones of Rembrandt's paintings – archetypes within the European tradition of the quest for a soul in a surface of paint – to his own complex operations, creating a series of paintings he calls "Fragments of Memory." Whereas in his photo-realist close-ups all was revealed – his works treat questions of time and memory, of lives unknown in their intensity but alluded to by traces, gestures and fragments of images or words, all perceived like outdated documents through the patina of age. Kleinmann transcends the limits of static imagery in a picture frame by digging within the life of the materials at hand – notably paper, the prime purveyor of identity in the Information Age. Paper, after all, takes on a life of its own as it goes through time: the process of its deterioration. It starts out neutral and pristine and gains character as it vanishes. Listings wanted.