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Peter Klasen

Born in 1935 - Germany

BIOGRAPHY

German painter, photographer and sculptor Peter Klasen was born in Lübeck in 1935.

Peter Klasen grew up in a family sensitive to the arts: his uncle Karl Christian Klasen, a student of Otto Dix, was a landscape and portrait expressionist painter and his grand-father, a philanthropist and art collector, introduced him to many painters who were friends of their family. Peter Klasen started drawing and paining at a very young age. He learns the techniques of lithography and the airbrushing. He reads Dostoyevsky, Kafka and Thomas Mann and he is touched by their books.

Industrial themes mark his work. one can discover in his paintings elements such as pressure gauges, metal locks, tarpaulin sheets for trucks and cars, hoses for hydraulic circuits. Logos, numbers and pictures from magazines or posters are also present in his paintings.

A master of contrast, he is fascinated by the hostility of the modern city and by the representations of the body as merchandise.

Peter Klasen has recently started to produce prints, and thus the new figuration or the narrative figuration have entered the Lacan collection, adding to its diversity. We can discover the artist's interest in our society in his aquagravures. Industrial themes, body image, objects of consumption, advertisements etc - they all meet in his works that becomes a critical reflection of our social environment.

"Reality is no different than what I show you" - Peter Klasen

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2012
"White Spaces Lost Landscapes", Galerie Guy Pieters, Knokke-le-Zoute (Belgium)

2011
« Peter Klasen, rétrospective 1961-2011, Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan (France)

2010
Rétrospective, musées de Sens (4 juillet-26 septembre)"Klasen à l'Estaque", Fondation Monticelli, Marseille (France)
Les Rencontres d'Arles (France).

2009
« Peter Klasen, rétrospective 1959-2009 », Le Tri Postal, Lille et Roncq (France),

2008
« Obras 1965-2007, Havana gesture 2006 », musée national des beaux-arts, La Havane (Cuba)

2006
« Nowhere Anywhere », fondation France-Brésil, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2005
« Nowhere Anywhere. Photographies 1970-2005 », Maison européenne de la photo, Paris« I have a dream », Galerie San Carlo, Milan (Italy)

2002
« Figures d'un monde ordinaire, rétrospective », musée Paul Valéry, Sète (France)

1998
« Femmes de lettres/Iron ladies », Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris (France)

1997
« Travaux publics », Le Cargo, Marseille (France)

1995
« Le temps et la ville », villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer (France)

1994
Galerie Pascal Lainé2 et Fondation Vasarely - Château de Gordes (France)

1992
« Exteriors 1991-1992 », Galerie Guy Pieters, Knokke-le-Zoute (Belgium)

1991
« Shock Corridor/dead end », Fiac, Galerie Louis Carré, Paris (France)

1989
« Histoire des lieux ordinaires », Galerie Louis Carré, Paris (France)

1986
Galerie BBL, Anvers (Belgium)
Galerie de Bellecour, Lyon (France)
Galerie Loft, Paris (France)
Galerie Alexandre de la Salle, Saint-Paul de Vence (France)
« Klasen, œuvres sur carton et collages », Galerie Mathias Fels, Fiac, Paris (France)
Galerie GKM, Malmö (Sweden)
« Peter Klasen, Arbeiten aus 25 Jahren », Kunstamt Wedding, Berlin (Germany)

1985
« Peter Klasen, œuvres 1980-85 », Galerie Alexandre de la Salle, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France)
Galerie Convergence, Nantes (France)
Galerie Le Miroir d’Encre, Bruxelles (Belgium)
« Klasen, œuvres 1965-1985 », Centre d’arts plastiques, Angoulême (France)

1984
Rétrospective Espace des Cordeliers, Châteauroux (France)
Maison de la culture, Orléans (France)
ARCA, Marseille (France)
Galerie Birgit Waller, Brême (Germany)
rétrospective, musée d’art contemporain, Dunkerque (France)
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille (France)
Galerie d’art contemporain, Tours (France)

1983
Peter Klasen, peinture 1977-82, Galerie Maeght, Barcelone (Spain)
Maison des arts, Montbéliard (France)
« Gestes et Effacements », Galerie Adrien Maeght, Fiac, Paris (France)
« Peter Klasen, Neue Bilder », Galerie Poll, Berlin (Germany)

1982
« Traces », Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris (France)
« Klasen, peintures récentes », centre culturel Le Parvis, Tarbes (France)

1981
Galerie Cupillard, Grenoble (France)
Galerie Convergence, Nantes (France)

1980
« Peter Klasen, gouaches, dessins récents » Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille (France)
Galleria San Michele, Brescia (Italy)
« Espaces Clos », Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris (France)

1979
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck (Germany)
Hedendaagse Kunst, Utrecht (Germany)
Neue Galerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle (Germany)

1978
Galerie Convergence, Nantes (France)
Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Grenoble (France)

1977
Galerie Protée, Toulouse (France)
Galerie Alexandre de la Salle, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France)
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille (France)

1976
Galleria San Michele, Brescia (Italy)
Studio Santandrea, Milan (Italy)

1975
Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris (France)

1974
Galerie Vega, Liège (Belgium)

1973
Studio Santandrea, Milan (Italy)

1972
Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris (France)
Galerie Kerlikowsky und Kneiding, Munich (Germany)
Rétrospective, Palais des beaux-arts, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Rétrospective, Wilhelm Lehmbruck-Musem, Duisburg (Germany)

1971
« Peter Klasen, ensembles et accessoires », rétrospective, ARC, musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (France)

1970
Studio Marconi, Milan (Italy)
Galerie Klang, Cologne (Germany)

1969
New Smith Gallery, Bruxelles (Belgium)

1968
Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris (France)

1967
Studio Bellini, Milan (Italy)

1966
Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris (France)
Galerie Ad Libitum, Anvers (Belgium)

1964
Galerie Friedrich, Munich (Germany)

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Peter Klasen

Ferrari

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Peter Klasen

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56 x 76 x 2
Print

1 200 €

Peter Klasen

Ferrari

53 x 76 x 1
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1 200 €

Peter Klasen

Yeah

53 x 76 x 1
Print

1 200 €

Peter Klasen

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76 x 56 x 2
Print

1 200 €

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