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Portrait KP BrehmerKP Brehmer, [Klaus Peter Brehmer] (12.9.1938 – 16.12.1997), German graphic artist; painter and film maker. Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (University of Fine Arts Hamburg).
Most of his works are viewed as Political Art; subject and objective is the visualisation of political and societal tendencies. The works dating from the 1960s and 1970s are classed as “Capitalistic Realism” – and most recently – European Pop Art with a particular political character. Brehmer’s works are represented in numerous important museums and collections
1938Born on September 12th in Berlin
1959Apprenticeship as a reproduction technician
1959First etchings
1959 - 1961Studied graphic arts at the Werkkunstschule (art college) Krefeld (with Rolf Sackenheim)
1961Experiments with photographic layers, photo etchings and block printing
1961 - 1963Studied graphic arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (with Coester)
1963Paris scholarship (Atelier Hayter)
1964Studio work in Berlin
1965Folded graphics (object graphics, displays, boxes)
1966 - 1967Stamp series
1968Colour patterns, Scales, the Ideal Landscape
1969Film work Walkings
1970Colour geographies, demographies, sociographies
1971Appointment to the University of Fine Arts Hamburg
1973Thermal images (first experiments)
1975Soundscapes (Pictures at an Exhibition)
1978Film Diary (4 years) – Musical drafts
1985Soundscapes / Sound images
1987 - 1988Visiting lecturer at the Academy of Art Hangzhou (People’s Republic of China)
1997Died on December 16th in Hamburg