Esther Kläs

Esther Kläs employs hands-on dexterity with her process-oriented sculptures and works on paper which challenge contemporary sculptural norms and discourses. With links to Postminimalism, she utilizes malleable materials including clay, oil stick, or resin while maintaining an intimate physical relationship with her work. The artist’s distinctive visual language relates to her body in a surrounding environment while simultaneously referencing her inner experience. Appearing at once as mysterious presences and projections of a poetic imagination, her sculptures and works on paper emphasize the intuitive gestures that shape her work. Questioning the essence of objects and herself within a space, the work suggests relationships of both being and seeing.

Esther Kläs, Start, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 21 – November 30, 2019
Esther Kläs, The subtle interplay between the I and the me, Kolumba, Cologne, Germany, June 2 – August 16, 2021
Esther Klas, Maybe it can be different, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy, February 14 – April 18, 2020
Esther Kläs

Esther Kläs

Esther Kläs employs hands-on dexterity with her process-oriented sculptures and works on paper which challenge contemporary sculptural norms and discourses. With links to Postminimalism, she utilizes malleable materials including clay, oil stick, or resin while...

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Esther Kläs

Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez

In this interview we discuss Poetic Song Verse, a new book by Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez. Mike Mattison is a singer, songwriter, and founding member of Scrapomatic and the Tedeschi Trucks Band with whom he has won two Grammy Awards, eight Blues Music Awards from...

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Esther Kläs

Caterina Verde

Caterina Verde is an American and French artist whose work is most often presented in a cross-plat- form of media that includes video, installation, performance, drawing, photography, and editions. Much of what she has considered in her practice has centered around...

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Esther Kläs

Jimmy Raskin

Miguel Abreu Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Thursday, December 9, of Jimmy Raskin’s STATIONS OF THE LAST ECCENTRIC, the artist’s fourth one-person exhibition at the gallery. STATIONS OF THE LAST ECCENTRIC features nine layered works, each holding at...

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Esther Kläs

Malachi Black

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series (chosen by Ilya Kaminsky). Black’s poems have appeared...

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Esther Kläs

Carole Silverstein

Carole Silverstein is a Los Angeles based artist who has exhibited in galleries and alternative venues throughout the US, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco. In 2015 she showed at the 56th Venice Biennale in an exhibit entitled...

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Esther Kläs

William J. Simmons

William J. Simmons is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles and New York. This is his third interview in this series, the second interview can be found here, and the first interview can be found here.

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Esther Kläs

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay Matthew Ronay (b. 1976, Louisville, KY) lives in New York. In 2016, his work was the subject of a solo-presentation at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, with a fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the...

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Esther Kläs

Ariana Page Russell

Ariana Page Russell creates images that explore the skin as a document of human experience, using her own hypersensitive flesh to illustrate the ways we expose, express, adorn and articulate ourselves. Her fascination with skin and the body are inspired in part by her...

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Esther Kläs

Anna Conway

Anna Conway, New York, 2019 Anna Conway (b. 1973) first came to prominence in the 2005 group exhibition, Greater New York, at MoMA PS1, where her meticulously rendered paintings announced the arrival of a singular talent. Her stylistic development has emerged from...

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