Marcus Kleinfeld’s practice is in large parts concerned with systems extending beyond the sphere of individual influence. Often executed with an acute and intense awareness of societal and individual ills, the works show a fundamental engagement with the human condition in the 21st century. They seek to confront their audience with the complexities and difficulties of their own lives within the constraints of externally imposed and often inhuman frameworks, but always also hint at possibilities of agency or redemption that lie in recognising one’s own mistakes. Whilst it could be argued that Kleinfeld’s stance is that historical patterns repeat cyclically throughout individual as well as universal experience, the call to addressing and thereby perhaps resolving issues with unwavering commitment to both sobriety and humanism is present throughout his practice.
The artist has produced works in almost all media, ranging from large outdoor sculpture to painting, collage, text works and video.