Nicola Klemz

Klemz: nocturnal magic garden

nocturnal magic garden
"Nächtlicher Zaubergarten"

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My pictures show both symbolist and surreal tendencies. The symbolist pictures represent problems of our existence such as proximity and distance in human relations, love, longing, isolation and aggression, among other things. Just as in mime and modern dance, the subjects express an idea or a mood through gestures and movement. This gives a symbolic character to parts of the picture. My landscape pictures can also be interpreted metaphorically, as expressions of mental moods.

The surrealist work developed by chance from the structure of a picture (as for instance the Surrealists did through  decalcomania  - a method which was used for example by  Max Ernst  already in the 20s). The encoded meaning of the picture can reflect mental experiences. These seem like messages from the personal or collective subconscious. Sometimes this makes the pictures ambiguous. Their interpretation depends on the associations of the observer. The title of the picture may provide an added stimulus.

My painting techniques (usually oil on canvas) are mostly based on the late-medieval  layer painting, which among other things has been developed from the innovative approaches towards the handling and manipulating of oil paint by  Jan van Eyck. There several transparent oil layers are painted one above the other, so that the often unusual colours of my pictures develop a special depth and luminosity.

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Nicola Klemz
16.12.1953  born (Knop) in  Freiburg/Breisgau/Germany
 1973·1978  Art student at the  Nuremberg College of Art, with Prof. G.Dollhopf  and Prof. G.Wendland
 1980·2003  Art teacher at the  Theodor-Heuss High School  in Nördlingen
 since 1978  exhibitions in Aalen, Amberg, Augsburg, Berlin, Buttenwiesen, Castle Höchstädt/Danube, Donauwörth, Freiburg/Breisgau, Gröbenzell/Munich, Harburg/Schwaben, Honhardt Castle, Ingolstadt, Kaisheim, Kempten, Lindenberg, Neuburg/Danube, Nördlingen, Nuremberg, Rain/Lech, Wedel/Hamburg, Wertingen, Würzburg, Águilas (Murcia/Spain),...
 since 2003  independent artist in Donauwörth
19.1.2016  † in Nördlingen

Picture Gallery IV

Klemz: partiendo el corazón Klemz: Navidad en el desierto... Klemz: Mýrdalssandur (Islandia) {Islande} Klemz: la mujer de azul Klemz: Laurien Klemz: Klemz: junto al artista su musa haciendo mohines Klemz: ¿mujeres fuertes?
Klemz: paisaje erótico pequeño Klemz: ¿iluminados? Klemz: Diosa del bosque Klemz: el hombre - ¿héroe o bufón? Klemz: ¿Lolita? Klemz: ¡La venganza del infierno hierve en mi corazón! Klemz: Artemisa Klemz: Yamilá
Klemz: jardín nocturno mágico Klemz: Iván Klemz: visiones celestiales a través de paisaje bávaro Klemz: la suerte grande del caracol Klemz: Gratia e Invidia Klemz: preparada para navidad... Klemz: guapa frágil Klemz: la portacargas
Klemz: entristecemos... una y otra vez {nous sommes tous en deuil ... encore et encore} Klemz: el solista Klemz: Diotima Klemz: día de las chicas Klemz: hada rigorosa Klemz: la mayoría se calla Klemz: protagonistas Klemz: el arte de vivir
Klemz: flor de caracol Klemz: saudade atada Klemz: antes de la tormenta (mayo, Hl.Kreuz) Klemz: espejo del alma Klemz: sueños suaves de la felicidad Klemz: Toscana Klemz: Tesoro IV Klemz: overtura X

(hint:  click into a small picture for detailed viewing,
waiting some seconds before clicking it You will see the titles)


Nicola Klemz  In the doctor's centre in Buttenwiesen (Schulplatz 16, D-86647  Buttenwiesen)
permanent exhibition
since June 2013
Klemz(Knop): vieille amitié Klemz(Knop): rituel érotique Klemz: mythe famille II Klemz: Noël dans le désert...
with more than 50 works in the rooms of the doctor's centre in Buttenwiesen during office hours
Article  "Der Tanz des Lebens"  in the diary Augsburger Allgemeine/Wertinger Zeitung from 15.6.2013 by Bärbel Schoen
☞  How to drive to Buttenwiesen 

Nicola Klemz  July 2019:   exhibition in the  Geigerturm Höchstädt  (D-89420  Höchstädt an der Donau, Geigergasse 8)
Klemz: El indígena (Hommage an Salgado) Klemz: el retorno del Fénix {retour du phénix} Klemz: sensación de vida elevada dentro de la provincia
 {des sentiments élevés de la vie dans la province}
  from 19 to 28 of july 2019
  opening hours: saturday/sunday 14-17 hours  
free entry
  Klemz Geigerturm Klemz Schloss
Inauguration:  on 19.7.2019 at 19 hours in the Geigerturm Höchstädt, Geigergasse 8
☞  How to drive to Geigerturm Höchstädt 

Autumn 2016:  exhibition  "(Day)dreams - magical landscapes"
in D-89420  Höchstädt an der Donau  (in the castle chapel, Herzogin-Anna-Straße 52)
Klemz: promesse Klemz: solitude Klemz: Melencolia ou la naissance de l'imagination
from September to October 2016    
(opening hours of the castle)
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Article  "Dramen einer ungeduldigen Seele in Bildern"  from Augsburger Allgemeine/Rieser Nachrichten (Dillingen)
by HOrst von Weitershausen from 5.9.2016.
Laudatory  by Dr. Sabine Heilig at the inauguration in the castle chapel of Höchstädt on 5.9.2016.
 ☞  Overview titles  in the Höchstädt Castle exhibition. 
 ☞  How to drive to Höchstädt Castle 

☞  all titles in alphabetical order  {Übersicht Bildtitel}
current number of pictures {aktuelle Bilderzahl}:
☞  overview pictures  {alle Miniaturbilder in alphabetischer Ordnung} 

Autumn/Winter 2015:  participation in exhibition of the
artist association Augsburg "Die Ecke"  - theme: "Das Kleine Format 2015"
in D-86150  Augsburg  (in the gallery "Die Ecke", Elias-Holl-Platz 6)
Klemz: Modernisierte Natur Klemz: Kostbarer Augenblick exhibition theme:  "Das Kleine Format 2015"
November to December 2015
exhibition period: 20.11. to 23.12.2015

Autumn 2015:  participation in exhibition "versteckt - verschlüsselt" for competition/arts award of Sparkasse Nördlingen 2015
in the exhibition halls of the art association Nördlingen in D-86720  Nördlingen, Bürgermeister-Reiger-Str. 3 (1st floor)
Klemz: secretos de una dama noble II {secrets d'une dame distinguée II} exhibition theme:  "hidden - encrypted"
October to November 2015
organizer: art association Nördlingen e.V.   and  Sparkasse Nördlingen
exhibition period: 23.10. to 22.11.2015

exposition Autumn 2014 at the  gate house  in D-86687  Kaisheim, Abteistrasse 1:
Nicola Klemz (Donauwörth) and Maria Dorwarth (Freiburg im Breisgau)  
Organizer: Kulturförderkreis Kaisheim
gate tower Kaisheim
Dorwarth: Drei Damen (Zauberflöte) Klemz/Dorwarth: exposition gate house Kaisheim Dorwarth/Klemz 2014 N.Klemz: Die drei Damen (Zauberflöte) September to
October 2014
Article "Malende Freundinnen"  in the diary Augsburger Allgemeine/Donauwörther Zeitung
("Focus Culture" from 25.9.2014) about the exposition by Barbara Sagel

Spring/Summer 2014 participation in the exhibition
"INTERIOR views - WORLD considerations" - representational art in Germany 
in the  Exhibition Centre Pyramid Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf
curator: Dr. phil. Kuno Schumacher
(Zentrum für Kultur- und Zeitgeschichte, Risaer Str.94, D-12627  Berlin)

 exhibition centre pyramid Berlin
Klemz: ritual de liberación {rituel de libération} Klemz: amigos de Manet esperando a tiempos mejores... {les amis de Manet attendent de meilleurs temps...} Klemz: mi corazón es tiempo triste {Mon cœur est un temps triste} April to July 2014
Press article   from "Medienmagazin f. Journalismus - Sachverhalte 1/2014" (p.16).
Flyer  Exhibition INTERIOR views (downloadable as .pdf-file, about 800KB).
Articles from the exhibition catalogue  to "INTERIOR views - WORLD considerations"
from Dr. Kuno Schumacher, April 2014 (p.48-49 and 128-129, downloadable as .pdf-file, about 550KB)
and an overview about  the 50 exhibiting artists (p.1-20).
🎥 Laudatory  to "INTERIOR views - WORLD considerations"
from Curator Dr. Kuno Schumacher at opening day (5 April 2014, mp4-Video, about 20 min).
🎥 Introduction  to exhibition "INTERIOR views - WORLD considerations"
from Kulturstadträtin Juliane Witt at opening day (5 April 2014, mp4-Video, about 10 min).
And an article  "Lob der gegenständlichen Kunst"  from the foundation OST-WEST-BEGEGNUNGSSTÄTTE Schloss Biesdorf
from 17.4.14 by Axel Matthies.
Another article  "Die Botschaft der Bilder" in the socialist diary "Neues Deutschland" from 26.6.14 by Burga Kalinowski.
A summary of the exhibition "INTERIOR views - WORLD considerations" (downloadable as pdf-file, about 12MB).

since June 2013: permanent exhibition in doctor's centre Buttenwiesen
Press Report  "Fantasievoll surreal"  der Augsburger Allgemeinen/Donauwörther Zeitung vom 4.6.2013
Press Report  "Nicola Klemz stellt in Buttenwiesen aus"  der Augsburger Allgemeinen Zeitung vom 6.6.2013
Article  "Ein guter Tag für die Gemeinde Buttenwiesen"  der Augsburger Allgemeinen/Wertinger Zeitung
 vom 10.6.2013 von Patrick Beutmiller
Article  "Der Tanz des Lebens"  der Augsburger Allgemeinen/Wertinger Zeitung  
 vom 15.6.2013 von Bärbel Schoen (als pdf-Datei, ca. 2MB zum downloaden)
Article  "Surreale Tiefe und Leuchtkraft"  der Stadtzeitung Wertingen
 vom 24.7.2013 von Siegfried P.Rupprecht
Klemz(Knop): ritual erótico {rituel érotique}
Article  "Künstlerin erklärt ihre eigene Bildsprache"  der Augsburger Allgemeinen/Wertinger Zeitung
 vom 24.7.2013 von Bärbel Schoen
to  permanent exhibition in doctor's centre Buttenwiesen  since June 2013.

Sonderausstellung  im  Stadtmuseum von Neuburg im  Weveldhaus
in D-86633  Neuburg an der Donau, Amalienstraße A19
Klemz: modelos de la vida {modèle de vie} Klemz: el gafe {le malchanceux} Klemz: reina de hadas {reine des fées} Klemz: ¿mujeres fuertes? {des femmes fortes?} Juli bis
 September 2010
Pressebericht  "Bildhafte Gefühlswelten"  des Donaukurier/Neuburg vom 30.6.2010

Article  "Dramen einer ungeduldigen Seele in Bildern"
in Augsburger Allgemeinen/Rieser Nachrichten (Dillingen)
Theme: "(Tag)Träume - magische Landschaften" from 5.9.2016
by HOrst von Weitershausen  
Laudatory  by Dr. Sabine Heilig from 5. September 2016
(to the  Exhibition  of Nicola Klemz in the chapel of Höchstädt castle  
from  September until October 2016).
Klemz: Melancolía o nace la fantasía {Melencolia ou
 la naissance de l'imagination}Klemz Schloss

Forthcoming Exhibitions in Germany

Press Reports

Labyrinthe-Gesellschaft für phantastische und visionäre Künste e.V., München:
a Museum of Fantastic Art in the virtual world of the Internet
(Angerer der ÄltereOtfried H.Culmann, Edgar Ende († 27.12.1965), Michael Ende († 28.8.1995), Ernst Fuchs († 9.11.2015), HR Giger († 12.5.2014), Peter Gric,
Fritz Hörauf, Michael Maschka, W.M.Ohlhäuser, Tamara J.Ralis, Bob Venosa, Bruno Weber († 24.10.2011), and many others)
L.Angerer d.Ältere

Phantastenmuseum Vienna: The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in the Palais Palffy
(Arik Brauer, Bella Volen, Benedetto Fellin, Christian Flora, De Es Schwertberger, Ernst Fuchs († 9.11.2015), Florian Aigner,
Hanno Karlhuber, Luigi La Speranza, Michael Fuchs, Zorica Nikolic Aigner, and many others) - the largest gallery in the world
Delacroix Reproductions: Handmade Oil Painting Reproductions - sponsor of
Max Ernst at Artsy   more about Max Ernst at Artsy - the leading resource for learning about and collecting art (The Art Genome Project)   - The Saatchi Gallery : London Contemporary Art Gallery
Nicola Klemz: artworks at Saatchi   - Silvian Sternhagel: Pictures of Light - New Worlds... - Nicola Klemz: posters, prints, greeting cards

catalog  Nicola Klemz: current catalog (downloadable as .pdf-file, about 2.8MB)
or printed catalog (price 10 €) to get from bookshop Greno:
D-86609 Donauwörth, Reichsstr. 25, eMail:, web:
Article  "Ausdruckskraft in einen Katalog gebannt"  in the diary Augsburger Allgemeine/Donauwörther Zeitung
("Focus Culture" from 30.6.2011) presentation of the current catalog June 2011 by Barbara Sagel

Nicola Klemz: current flyer
(downloadable as .pdf-file, about 1.8MB)  

Ferienwohnung Lechblick  holiday flat "Donau-Lechblick" - Kaisheim/Altisheim

three of some pictures, which - like many others - are not discoverable in one of the galleries but only in the summary of titles:

klemz  shell woman {Muschelfrau}

klemz  When shall we three meet again? {Wann treffen wir drei wieder zusammen?}

klemz  silent sadness {Stille Traurigkeit}

☞  and now a small excursion into botany by Rolf
(a special kind of "hepatica nobilis", found at southern crater rim of the Nördlinger Ries)

☞  summary of (miniature) pictures  {alle Miniaturbilder in alphabetischer Ordnung} 
current number of pictures {aktuelle Bilderzahl}:
☞  all titles in alphabetical order 
☞  {Übersicht Bildtitel} 
☞  {todos títulos en orden alfabético}

 back to the top of the page  {zurück zum Anfang der Seite}

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Klemz: Die Stunde vor der erwünschten Eroberung
Klemz: Lebenswege
Klemz: Die Exilanten
Klemz: Nächtlicher Zaubergarten
Klemz: Einsamkeit
Klemz: Balz pathétique
Klemz: Absurde Gesellschaft
Klemz: Fels der Weisheit

☞  Nicola Klemz: current catalog  (download .pdf, about 2.8MB)
☞  Nicola Klemz: current flyer  (download .pdf, about 1.8MB)

{zu meinen Bildergalerien 1-8}

Klemz: la hora antes de la conquista soñada
Klemz: sendas de la vida
Klemz: los exiliados
Klemz: jardín nocturno mágico
Klemz: soledad
Klemz: Balz pathétique
Klemz: sociedad absurda
Klemz: peña de la sabiduría

☞  Nicola Klemz: aktueller Katalog  (download pdf-Datei, ca. 2.8MB)
☞  Nicola Klemz: aktueller Flyer  (download pdf-Datei, ca. 1.8MB)

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