Esther Kläs

German, b. 1981

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Esther Kläs

German, b. 1981

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With visual and ideological links to Minimalism and Postminimalism, Esther Kläs’ totemic sculptures are intended for direct interaction and engagement. Her objects, many of which are built on a human scale from plaster, resin, ceramic, styrofoam, and concrete, function both as individual works of art and elements within an ensemble, as in the case of All In, that are in dialogue with adjacent artworks, the surrounding space, and the viewer. Her art-making process is centered on a physical interaction with her materials, intentionally revealing wire mesh supports or bubbles within resin so as not to mask the constructed nature of her sculptures. Through her life-sized scale and the incorporation of cast elbows and knees, Kläs positions the body as subject, encouraging reflection on one’s own physicality, as well as themes of movement and stasis.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
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ArtReview, and 2 more
Biography

With visual and ideological links to Minimalism and Postminimalism, Esther Kläs’ totemic sculptures are intended for direct interaction and engagement. Her objects, many of which are built on a human scale from plaster, resin, ceramic, styrofoam, and concrete, function both as individual works of art and elements within an ensemble, as in the case of All In, that are in dialogue with adjacent artworks, the surrounding space, and the viewer. Her art-making process is centered on a physical interaction with her materials, intentionally revealing wire mesh supports or bubbles within resin so as not to mask the constructed nature of her sculptures. Through her life-sized scale and the incorporation of cast elbows and knees, Kläs positions the body as subject, encouraging reflection on one’s own physicality, as well as themes of movement and stasis.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
ArtReview, and 2 more
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