ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Fritz Klemm

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1902born in Mannheim
1922-25studied at the Badische Landeskunstschule in Karlsruhe under Ernst Gustav Würtenberger and August Groh, among others
1948returned to his place of training as a teacher and led a work class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe
1953-1970professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe
1990died in Karlsruhe
Fritz Klemm examines himself and the motif in long series of drawings, shortening, shortening more and more to the very edge of silhouette. The result: no longer a report of stories, but of existential conditions. By heaving his motifs into mighty panels of yellow, gray, and black since 1963, he abandoned likeness: the motif became for him even more the Spartan theme of allegorizing painting as reflection (self-portraits), cognition (window), and world view (wall).
Since 1973, he takes up only one theme: the wall of his studio, an exposed concrete box, which he described from all sides, metaphor continues for the work of the painter and for his ability to communicate to the world, cell as window, wall painting as self-reflection. Klemm begins to "paint" with tea and ink, with graphite pencil and with scissors, with the alternation of papers in the run and in the bleed. Examples of minimalist art emerge with the "unartistic" approach of harnessing the poverty and grace of arbitrary papers, coating them with Caparol and pondering them with sparse, wavering lines. 
Schloss Dätzingen / D-71120 Grafenau
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