KLAUS STAUDT: LIGHT AND TRANSCENDENCE
The Frankfurt based artist Klaus Staudt (b. 1932 Ottendorf am Main, Germany) has been one of the leading exponents of Constructive and Concrete art in Germany since the 1960s, together with participating in the avant-garde New Tendencies movement.
After originally studying Medicine, Staudt changed direction radically after a visit to Documenta II in 1959 and enrolled at The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. It was there he met Gerhard Von Graevenitz and together with Jürgen Morschell they founded Galerie Nota in 1960, exhibiting François Morellet, Otto Piene and Heinz Mack from the parallel ZERO group.