CLEMENS BEHR

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source: futurism2-0
Clemens Behr was born in 1985 in Koblenz, Germany. He studied Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany, and then went on to study at the Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Belles Artes, in Spain, and is currently studying fine arts at UdK in Berlin.
Behr is currently based in Berlin, but travels consistently, leaving amazing installations wherever he goes. He creates sculpturally inspired installations in both public and interior environments, utilizing found recycled ephemera as well as basic building materials. His abstract installations, composed of cardboard, wood, paint, tape and found materials, often result in subtle confusions between 2D painting and 3D objects.
With a background in graffiti and having studied as a graphic designer, Behr creates sculpture in an architecturally deconstructionist style. His influences include origami, spontaneous chance, and a deep interest in the environment in which his installations are displayed. His work is a realization of the progressive nature of our art form. One can see how he attacks a space or wall, leaving an impression the same way he might have when he painted a wall as a graffiti writer. The energy and size of his work mixes with the ephemeral state of his installations. To be able to transform walls and space into temporary sculptures, knowing they will be destroyed or taken down, is something you get used to as a graffiti artist creating public works. So, it’s no surprise that he takes this same approach to his installations.
The impromptu nature of his work, reflecting the palette of the environment it’s installed in, or common everyday material found in its immediate surroundings, provides the artist with inspiration. Behr’s work walks the fine line of chaos, yet brings perfect moments of clarity.
About his art, Behr states, “My work is complicated, inexpensive and improvised…My process all begins with the space, which acts as a basis for planning. The space defines the colors and shapes, as well as any fixing or mounting possibilities and the dimensions of the piece. I can’t plan that much in advance, because I can never be certain which possibilities and machinery will be available for me to use. Once I have the composition or an idea of the finished piece visualized in my head, I usually begin to paint the cardboard. Then a wooden frame is screwed together onto which the cardboard will be fixed. This occurs very haphazardly. Before I travel to cities like Delhi or Marrakech I do no preparation before. I just look at the city’s colors and shapes and try to adopt it in to my work. In general, the way I work should be a kind of transformation of the architecture. It pulls everything apart and assembles it in a new geometrical disorder. The source of my inspiration can definitely be traced back to the work of Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters, and I would name Gordon Matta-Clark as my favorite artist.”
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source: ozartsetc
Né à Koblenz (Allemagne) en 1985, Clemens Behr parcourt le monde pour y déposer d’étranges monuments de carton, de papier et d’objets recyclés. Formé en graphisme et éduqué au graffiti, il s’inspire de l’origami comme, dans une certaine mesure, du cubisme pour composer des sculptures géométriques et éphémères. Ces constructions précaires finissent par s’approprier l’espace, intérieur comme extérieur, où Behr les installe au point de l’habiter ou de l’inviter dans une forme de dialogue tridimensionnel. Une approche forte qui nous donne à voir des oeuvres à la limite de l’organique.
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source: ilikethisart
“My work is complicated, inexpensive and improvised…My process all begins with the space, which acts as a basis for planning. The space defines the colors and shapes, as well as any fixing or mounting possibilities and the dimensions of the piece. I can’t plan that much in advance, because I can never be certain which possibilities and machinery will be available for me to use. Once I have the composition or an idea of the finished piece visualized in my head, I usually begin to paint the cardboard. Then a wooden frame is screwed together onto which the cardboard will be fixed. This occurs very haphazardly. Before I travel to cities like Delhi or Marrakech I do no preparation before. I just look at the city’s colors and shapes and try to adopt it in to my work. In general, the way I work should be a kind of transformation of the architecture. It pulls everything apart and assembles it in a new geometrical disorder. The source of my inspiration can definitely be traced back to the work of Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters, and I would name Gordon Matta-Clark as my favorite artist.” – Clemens Behr
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source: getsetfestival
O artista alemão Clemens Behr usa materiais simples para criar complexas estruturas arquitectónicas. Galerias e exposições por toda a Europa, desde Barcelona a Berlim, contaram com mostras do seu trabalho, estruturas descritas como um estilo ‘origami’. Trabalhando com materiais reciclados e formas geométricas básicas, Behr monta instalações que resultam da fusão entre pinturas 2D e objectos 3D. Não se contentando com exposições e galerias, o artista levou o seu trabalho às ruas, montando as suas instalações nas ruas, locais públicos e até no metro.
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source: rebeloartes
Clemens Behr é um artista urbano, nascido em 1985 na Alemanha, conhecido pelas suas instalações com design muito geométrico. Os seus trabalhos estão espalhados por…muitas cidades (demasiadas para as indicar). Uma delas Ponta Delgada: o artista residente em Berlim participou na 3ª(?) edição do Festival Walk And Talk Azores, deixando por cá as suas obras que, obviamente, falam um dialecto da corrente Cubista misturada com o Futurismo ou Dadaísmo. Influenciado Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters e Gordon Matta-Clark, faz assemblages a partir de fragmentos e da apropriação de planos que establecem diálogos com o espaço.
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source: sssquare
Clemens Behr wurde 1985 in Koblenz, Deutschland, geboren. Er studierte zuerst Grafik-Design an der Universität in Dortmund und vertiefte sein Wissen später an der Facultat Belles Artes in Barcelona. Behr schafft faszinierende Installationen. Seine skulptural inspirierten Objekte zieren sowohl öffentliche wie auch private Räume und haben ihren schöpferischen Hintergrund im Origami, dekonstruktivistischer Architektur und Graffiti. Seine abstrakten Installationen, erstellt aus Karton, Holz, Farbe, und Klebeband, schaffen beim Betrachter eine gezielte Verwirrung zwischen zweidimensionalen Bildern und dreidimensionalen Objekten.