OPIO (FRANCE). Dal 30 giugno al 31 agosto 2016, Opiom Gallery ospiterà la mostra ‘Urban Mecanic / Electric Bodies‘ di Peter Klasen, un pioniere della figurazione narrativa.

 

Peter Klasen 5 Vannes / Orange, 1975 Tirage C-Print, diasec Image : 80 x 120 cm Edition de 6 ex + 2 AP
Peter Klasen
5 Vannes / Orange, 1975
Tirage C-Print, diasec
Image : 80 x 120 cm
Edition de 6 ex + 2 AP

 

Nato nel 1935, in Germania, Peter Klasen vive e lavora a Parigi dal 1959. Importante artista della figurazione narrativa, Klasen sviluppa un linguaggio ossessivo e criticamente pittorico denunciando le ambiguità del progresso e della tecnologia. Klasen si ribellò alla società dei consumi ispirandosi, per il suo lavoro, alla realtà urbana, ai suoi segni, ai suoi codici provocando riflessioni e avvisando sui limiti e i pericoli delle società industriali. Un’attenzione che a volte mette a confronto la violenza, la freddezza e la durezza del nostro mondo alla fragilità della femminilità.

 

 

 

OPIO (FRANCE)From June 30th till August 31st, Opiom Gallery is proud to present ‘Urban Mecanic / Electric Bodies‘ : a retrospective show of Narrative Figuration’s leading figure Peter Klasen, showcasing 25 photographs dating back from 1974 till now.

A leading figure of the Figurative Narration since his pioneering exhibition in 1964 at the Musée d’Art Moderne of Paris (entitled “Mythologies Quotidiennes”) Klasen develops, in a quasi-obsessive and critical way, a visual language that targets the ambiguities of progress and technology. Gifted with a sharp consciousness of contemporary life, as well as a consumption-based society, Klasen is a committed, if not, rebellious artist. His body of work is inspired by the urban reality, its signs and codes. It crystallizes his worries, gathers his symptoms, while provoking thought and unchaining one’s imagination.

 

 

Peter Klasen Pipeline / Champs de Pétrole, La Havane - Cuba, 2006 Tirage C-Print, diasec Image : 150 x 100 cm Edition de 6 ex + 2 AP
Peter Klasen
Pipeline / Champs de Pétrole, La Havane – Cuba, 2006
Tirage C-Print, diasec
Image : 150 x 100 cm
Edition de 6 ex + 2 AP

Klasen’s artworks have been exhibited around the world and can be found in numerous public collections (the Musée d’Orsay station in Paris, the former Forum des Halles, monumental sculptures in Portugal, in China, etc.), as well as both private and national institutions (Bibliothèque Nationale à Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Moma New York, as well as in multiple museums of modern art around the world : Londres, Tokyo, Séoul, Berlin, Mexico, Genève, Vienne, Bruxelles…)

Peter Klasen was born in 1935 in Lübeck, Germany. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1959.

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