Robert Klemmer

1938 in Rappoldschlag (AT)
† 1971 in Vienna (AT)

Active in the environment of Viennese Actionism, Robert Klemmer also deals with his own body, but more with his person and the perception of himself. Numerous self-portraits show the painter, who died early, in a realism that was rare at the time. Klemmer himself can always be seen from above, from behind, from the front; a concrete surrounding space rarely surrounds him. During Klemmer's funeral, filmmaker Kurt Kren shot the action film "25/71 Klemmer and Klemmer leave the world" and threw the film reel into his grave.