July 7, 2016 - July 31, 2016
image © Martin Klimas, courtesy Foley Gallery
In order to create dramatic large-scale images of porcelain figurines, photographer Martin Klimas drops ceramic sculptures from a height of three meters. The sound the ceramic sculptures make when they hit the ground trips the high-speed shutter, capturing the dynamic motion that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye. For Klimas, this act of destruction allows for the creation of a new, more powerful narrative for these once static objects before they cease to exist.
Martin Klimas was born in 1971 in Lake of Konstanz, Germany. He received his degree in Visual Communications from Fachhochschule Dusseldorf and has had many exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He is represented by Foley Gallery in New York and Bransch for commercial assignments.