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Volant Corrosif/ Inflammable/ F4V/ C.4


Acrylic and objects on canvas
89 x 116 cm

In the early 1960s, the artist produced airbrushed canvases. To his colourful paintings with their vibrant stretches of at colour, he added objects, often made of metal. Peter Klasen’s work is steeped in its era. Haunted by the destruction of Germany during World War II, the artist depicts a cold industrial, technical urban world in the 1960s, to which he would add the urban culture of street art in the 1980s and digital technologies in the 1990s. Often illuminated by harsh neon lighting, his compositions often encompass warmer fragments that let hope peep through.