KLAUS PRIOR

Klaus Prior-Donna
2016
Donna
59x44x175 cm
Wood Sculpture (sequoia)
€ 8.300

‘Donna’ (Woman)

The bodies of Klaus Prior’s sculptures are often poised in seemingly unsteady positions, in precarious instants of momentum- as if in a struggle for existence. Figures that are faltering, floundering, lying, retreating, sanctuary-seeking, waiting, endangered or abandoned ‑ wanderers in search of the right path in life. These stark figures are a dramatic embodiment of the attritions, resistances, contradictions, set-backs, new beginnings and upheavals in the lives of humankind. As such, Prior’s figures can be interpreted as doubters, thinkers and admonishers.
The viewer is confronted by emotionally troubled, naked figures that appear, with their massive, archaic bulks, to have been abandoned to the world, but who simultaneously communicate an inherent depth as free and powerful independent forces, able to assert themselves against the entanglements of life.

Klaus Prior’s works, biography and literature is listed in SIKART (Lexicon of Swiss Artists)

The exhibition catalogue by EOS (2018) displays sculptures and paintings on location