KLASEN © Marciano Contemporary
Peter Klasen artist | Green car Red machine | Marciano Contemporary Art contemporain Paris

Green car Red machine

Mixed media on canvas
130 x 97 cm

Peter Klasen | Bache bleue sur fond rouge| Marciano Contemporary Art Gallery Paris

Container bâche rouge

Mixed media on aluminium
100 x 130 cm

Peter Klasen | Container Bache bleue | Marciano Contemporary Art Galerie Place des Vosges

Container bâche bleue

Mixed media on aluminium
130 x 100 cm



Born in 1935 in Lübeck, Peter Klasen is a painter, photographer and sculptor in Germany. Mastering contrasts, he is fascinated by the hostility of the modern city and by representations of the human body as a merchandise. From 1956 to 1959, Peter Klasen studied at the avant-garde Berlin University of the Arts. In 1959, after he received the price of the German Industry Patronage, he obtained a scholarship and settled in Paris.

During the 60s, Peter Klasen is one among the founder of the art movement called Nouvelle Figuration or Figuration Narrative. He created a personal and unique artistic language. The artist explored and interpreted again and again signs of our cities and more generally our society. His themes are images that are still exploited by the mass media. By this way, he condemns Western standardisation in all his pictural metaphors.

In the 70s, Peter Klasen became a famous artist and painted his “binary paintings”. It is based on the opposition between a part of the human body and an item, painted or integrated. The artwork reveals all his anxiety about the split of the “being” and “the “having” of our contemporary society. Also Peter Klasen wants to find a balance between sensuality that is pleasant and industry that is disgusting according to the artist.

Find his work in Marciano contemporary galleries