Lenz Klotz

1925 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Lenz Klotz is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other renowned artists such as George Steinmann, Urs Fischer, Stefan Hablützel, Thomas Moor, and F&D Cartier. Lenz Klotz was born in 1925.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lenz Klotz' work is available on viewing in Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland and Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, Switzerland. Lenz Klotz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Carzaniga in Basel (12 June 2019 until 15 June 2019) with the exhibition The Carzaniga gallery at Art Basel 2019. Lenz Klotz' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Im Kabinett: Mark Tobey, which took place at Galerie Carzaniga in Basel, Switzerland (23 June 2018 - 11 August 2018).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an significant hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had produced some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Lenz Klotz

Lenz Klotz was born in 1925 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lenz Klotz

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