until (tba) | #2951ARTatBerlin | Galerie Michael Haas currently presents a double exhibition of works on paper by the artist Fritz Klemm (1902-1990), best known for his collages and pioneering Caparol paintings, together with numerous photographic portraits of Klemm’s companions, captured by his daughter Barbara (*1939).
Fritz Klemm, who only became intensely artistically active in his mid-forties, created a distinctiv eoeuvre, which in its increasing reduction, especially with the theme ‘wall’ (the representation of his studio wall), led him to almost abstract ‘painting’.He was already 68 years old when he found his way to those works which made him known to the public. He used paper and paint as a subtle and almost poetic source material for collaged, graphic works.
Barbara Klemm, Fritz Klemm, Studio Akademie Karlsruhe, 1966
From the very beginning, drawing was his most important means of artistic expression, with which he portrayed the objects of his immediate surroundings: tables, chairs, bowls, brushes or easels.Barbara Klemm has worked as a photo reporter for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung all her professional life. She has accompanied historical political events in Germany and around the world, taking numerous iconic pictures thanks to her fantastic sense of the right moment and interpersonal encounters. A special focus of her photographic art is her preoccupation with art and artists. With her camera she has created haunting portraits of world-famous artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter and Joseph Beuys. A selection will be shown in the exhibition.
In 2007, the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Copper Engraving Cabinet) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) last showed a joint exhibition of works by father and daughter.
Exhibition start date: Saturday, 16 January 2021. The works can be seen in the Haas Gallery and at Kunstlager Haas (Art Warehouse).
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 16 January until Saturday, 27 February 2021To the Gallery
Image caption cover: Fritz Klemm, Wald, 1968, Ink, chalk on paper, 59 x 68 cm, Courtesy of Galerie Michael Haas
Exhibition Fritz + Barbara Klemm – Galerie Michael Haas | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibition Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin