* 10th FEBRUARY 1935 IN DÜSSELDORF (GER)
Konrad Klapheck is a German painter and is regarded as a classic of the post war Avantgarde.
LIVES AND WORKS IN DÜSSELDORF (GER)
Between 1954 and 1958 he studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Bruno Goller. From the beginning of his studies Paris and the surrealists, including André Breton had a significant influence on his art. In 1965 he had his first solo exhibition in Paris and from 1997 until 2002 he taught at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. His painting style unites surrealistic and neo realistic characteristics with aspects of Pop Art. His precise, large format realistic works frequently present mechanical objects, such as typewriters or irons, making them appear deeply unfamiliar. His choice of title often opens up a whole new perspective on the work, such as his image of an iron which he calls ‘The fanatic’ (1979).