Peter Klashorst

Peter Klashorst 2024-05-02T20:33:38+02:00

Project Description

Peter Klashorst, paints, photographs, and sculpts as if his life depends on it. With over 1500 artworks per year, often more than 3 per day, his productivity is a true confrontation with mortality itself. Klashorst, praised by friends as „the hardest working man in the art world,“ unleashes his creativity across a multitude of media, from paintings to photographs, comics, sculptures, and watercolors. Each piece is a burst of life, an attempt to exorcise the world and lay bare our deepest emotions and fears.

Despite his unrestrained expression, Klashorst is constantly banned from social media platforms, where political correctness and fear seem to have become the new norm. Museums and galleries shy away from his unabashed exploration of the darker sides of the world and the human psyche. He marvels at the objectification of the female body in service of our ruthless capitalist consumer society on one hand, and the subjectification of good taste and the lack of humor regarding gender differences and their associated rights on the other. For Klashorst, art serves not only as decoration but as a mirror of our deepest emotions, madness, filth, and fears, and a revelation of the absurd reality of politics. Style and formal issues are increasingly sidelined as he focuses on provoking irritation and curiosity.