A young graduate of the Beaux-Arts in Berlin, Peter Klasen moved to Paris in 1959. While the Abstraction of the School of Paris monopolized the galleries, alone in his studio, he tore two families from catalogs and film magazines. images which, in a few years, will constitute the basis of his pictorial language.
At this time, Peter Klasen assiduously frequented art galleries showing New Wave films. This interest is essential in understanding his approach.
Without being warned yet, other painters also sketch the foundations of Narrative Figuration.
In 1981, during a stay in the United States, Peter Klasen became interested in the graffiti plastered on the walls of New York. A new opportunity is emerging. Soon, he stamped his style on the bodies of racing machines.
Peter Klasen transposes his graphic universe onto the surfaces of a Porsche 962 CK6 prepared by Kremer for the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In 1998, a very special Porsche 911 GT2 R won the 1998 FIA French Championship in the hands of Jean-Pierre Jarier and François Lafon. The artist has hatched the body with large white and red bands partially covered by the trompe-l’oeil of a blue tarpaulin.
Owners of a 1965 911 on which Eric Van de Vijver raced, Basil Lefay and Jean-Charles Delecroix deliver their car to the imagination of Peter Klasen. She went through Rétromobile in 2010 before starting a historic racing season …
The German artist holds the record for works painted on automobile bodies. In 2014, he abandoned Porsche to devote himself to the dress of a Ferrari 328 GTB or a Tesla Model S.