Klaus Staudt (*1932)
Periphere Verdichtung, 1965/67
Wood, Perspex, white and yellow emulsion
70 x 70 x 9,5 cm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
Klaus Staudt's work stands fully in the tradition of Concrete Constructive Art. The artist has developed the underlying ideas, which hail back to the beginning of the last century, in his own unique way and arrived at solutions in the Geometrical Abstract style that are unmistakably his own and have great aesthetic power. At the commencement of his artistic career, a decisive influence on his work and development was exerted not only by his colleagues in Munich, but above all by the ZERO group and the GRAV group (Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel) founded 1960 in France. Like the members of the GRAV, Staudt also pursued his own methodological approaches based on mathematical laws and systematic combination. And like so many representatives of mathematical-constructive art, he also favours the square surface as the basis for his works, for it allows itself like no other geometrical form to be systematically structured and delineated by regular grids.
1932 born in Otterndorf
lives and works in Frankfurt am Main