Peter Klasen

(German, b. 1935)

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Peter Klasen

Camion détail système hydraulique VIII, 1975

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Peter Klasen

Détail système camion hydraulique camion II, ca. 1975

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la cible by peter klasen

Peter Klasen

La Cible, 1967

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nu/amperemetre fond bleu by peter klasen

Peter Klasen

Nu/Amperemetre Fond Bleu, ca. 1970

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peril/corrosif by peter klasen

Peter Klasen

Peril/Corrosif, ca. 1970

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prise mâle + bouche (ouverte) by peter klasen

Peter Klasen

Prise mâle + bouche (Ouverte), 1969

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Biography

Timeline

1935
Born Lübeck, Germany
1955
Admitted to the Beaux-Arts de Berlin where he followed a course by Will Grohmann, friend of Paul Klee. He went to Hans Richter's conferences (the protagonist of the Dada movement) and also those of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Head of the Die Brucke following). He met young artists including Georg Baselitz and the photographer Benjamin Katz
1959
Assisted at the opening of the Documenta de Cassel and visited the exhibition dedicated to Wols (whom he discovered a few months before during an exhibition in Berlin). Then he moves to Paris; 'Each day from 6pm to midnight, I went to the Cinémathèque on the rue d'Ulm to watch Fritz Lang and Murneau's films.' He also discovered the nouvelle vague française, the Italian neo-realists and the Shodox by John Cassavetes at the Biennale de Paris.
1961
First appearance of sections of women's bodies in his painting
1963
Participated at the exhibition 'Image à cinq branches' at the Galerie Marthias-Fels in Paris with René Bertholo, Carl Frederic Reuterswärd, Hervé Télémaque et Jan Voss : catalogue préfacé par José Pierre.
Studied at Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany
Currently lives and works in Paris
Teacher at the European Academy of Fine Arts Trier, Germany

Exhibitions

1997
Public works at l’Espace Cargo, Marseille.
Made in France, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France
1992
Exteriors 1991-1992, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute.
1991
(solo exhibitions) Arts point Gallery, Tokyo.
Klasen devant le miroir de notre monde, Galerie GKM, Malmö.
Galerie Alexandre de la Salle, Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Shock corridor Dead End, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, FIAC, Paris.
1990
(solo exhibitions)The Berlin Wall Cycle and Recent Paintings, Mayer-Schwartz Gallery, Los Angeles.
Les Années 60 de Klasen, Galerie de Bellecour, Lyon.
City Lights, Galerie Le Miroir d’Encre, Bruxelles.
1988
(solo exhibitions) Œuvres Récentes, Galerie Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand
Rétrospective, Galerie d’art contemporain, Charmalières.
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille.
Le Mur de Berlin, Sortie d’usine, PACA, Angers.
Galleri GKM, Malmö.
Galerie Mathias Fels, FIAC, Paris.
Maximilian Gallery, New York.
Histoire de lieux ordinaires, peintures, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris.
Histoire de lieux ordinaires, œuvres sur papier, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Lafaille, Paris.
1987
Oeuvres de 1961 à 1987, Hôtel de Ville, Cholet ; Nouveau Théâtre, Angers, PACA, Angers.
Présence Contemporaine, Rétrospective de l’œuvre peinte de 1960 à 1987, Cloître Saint-Louis, Aix-en-Provence.
Rétrospective, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Carcassone.
1980
Form of Realism Today, Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal, Québec, Canada
1976
Art Contemporain IV, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France
1972
Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Belgium