Martin Klimas


Martin Klimas is the colorful and creative hybrid of photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Dr. Harold Edgerton. Through his own experimentation with motion and the cause and effect in gravity, Klimas’ photographs explore relationships with time, beauty and destruction. In his work with Porcelain, Klimas uses a strobe light and a single camera frame; one chance of the figurine dropping and shattering. In his series Flowers, a spring-fired projectile bursts the base of the vase into a bedlam of fragmented pieces. In each photograph, Klimas shows the transformation of solid object into one that is in between, a temporary sculpture that comes together for a moment, creating a comforting notion that something beautiful can be created out of chaos.

Born 1971, Singen, Lake of Konstanz, Germany  


2000      Diploma, Visual Communications, Fachhochschule Dusseldorf, Germany

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S 


'Soundworks', Foley Gallery, New York



'Lenticular / Polarization', Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf



'SONIC', Foley Gallery, New York
Opening new Opera, Musiktheater, Linz



'Sonic Sculptures', Pavlov's Dog, Berlin 
'Movements', Other Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai


‘Foulard’, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf 


‘Flowers’, Foley Gallery, New York 


‘Ceramic Explosion’, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
‘Flowervases’, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf 


‘Temporary Sculpture’ Foley Gallery, New York


Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
‘Gravity’ Galeria Suzy Shammah, Milano 


Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf

2006              Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusseldorf, Germany

2005              Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy

2004              Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusseldorf, Germany

2000              3 Installations at EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany 

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2016 'Retinal Burn', Eboran Galerie, Salzburg
  'Blütenpracht', Neue Galerie des Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
2014 'Tiere in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie', Alfred-Ehrhardt-Stiftung, Berlin
  'Porcelain: Breaking Tradition', Art Mûr, Montréal and Québec
  'How long is now?', Foto-Raum, Wien
2012 ‘Smashing!’, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramic Art Centre, TelAviv
‘Lost Paradise’, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar
‘Wild’, The Moving Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
LOOK3 Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
2011 ‘Die Zeit in der Fotografie’, Bieler Fototage, Switzerland
‘Flowers - Time, Death and Beauty’, FO.KU.S, Innsbruck
‘BLUMEN - Zeitgenössische Fotografie’,  Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
‘Paper framed behind Glass’, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf
2010 ‘Traveling without Moving’, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf
‘Beauty - Flowers in Photography’, Alexander Ochs, Beijing
2009 ‘Revisiting Landscape & Still Life’, Bafa Foto, Geneva
Gallery EY5, ‘Klimas - Forsen’, Düsseldorf
‘Seitenwechsel’, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
‘Decline and Fall’, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
2008 Gallery Howard House, Seattle 
Galeria Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca 
‘Querdenker’, Darmstätter Tage der Fotografie, Eugen-Bracht-Haus, Darmstadt
‘LADA’, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
2007 ‘Luft - poetische Qualitäten und turbulente Höhepunkte’, Luftmuseum Amberg
‘Die Kunst zu sammeln’, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

2005      The Nature of Skin, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Barlachhalle, Hamburg, Germany

2001      BFF-Kongress, Willi-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Germany

               Reinhard-Wolf-Preis, Museum fur Gestaltung, Hamburg, Germany

2000      Parallelwelten, Dortmund, Germany

               Neu, altes Postsortierwerk, Dusseldorf, Germany