A unique and inspired artist, Klaus Pinter is still exploring the potential of inflatable structures with unwavering passion – ever since 1967. Polyphonic compositions made up of antagonistic materials and ornamental motifs, they illustrate the artist’s desire to steer clear of attraction through fluidity, plasticity and buoyancy and to free himself from flat surfaces in favour of the surrounding architecture. His approach is as original as his installations which, for forty years, have been floating unfettered by fashion. These “pneumatic” installations, or “ephemerides of modernity” as Yves Kobry refers to them, must be understood in the etymological sense, in other words, they are endowed with the breath of life, a soul, not simply because they are transformed by a thought, but because they fly over and sometimes collide with history and culture. Combining the precision and meticulousness of an architect with a poet’s imagination, the work of Klaus Pinter is at once disconcerting and fascinating.
In Chaumont-sur-Loire, Pinter is presenting an extraordinary ring set with golden magnolias in the Stables Canopy and installing a sublime levitating structure in the Riding School. Poetry awaits with these strange and poetic forms positioned by goodness knows which sylvan deity?