Martin Klimas


Martin Klimas is the colorful and creative hybrid of photographers Edweard Muybridge and Dr. Harold Edgerton. Through his own experimentation with motion and the cause and effect in gravity, Klimas’ photographs explore relationships with time, beauty and destruction. In his work with Porcelain, Klimas uses a strobe light and a single camera frame; one chance of the figurine dropping and shattering. In his series Flowers, a spring-fired projectile bursts the base of the vase into a bedlam of fragmented pieces. In each photograph, Klimas shows the transformation of solid object into one that is in between, a temporary sculpture that comes together for a moment, creating a comforting notion that something beautiful can be created out of chaos.

 Born 1971, Singen, Lake of Konstanz, Germany 


2000      Diploma, Visual Communications, Fachhochschule Dusseldorf, Germany

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2006      Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusselsorf, Germany

2005      Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy

2004      Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusseldorf, Germany

2000      3 Installations at EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany 

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2005      The Nature of Skin, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Barlachhalle, Hamburg, Germany

2001      BFF-Kongress, Willi-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany

               Reinhard-Wolf-Preis, Museum fur Gestaltung, Hamburg, Germany

2000      Parallelwelten, Dortmund, Germany

               Neu, altes Postsortierwerk, Dusseldorf, Germany