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Martin Klimas

‘Flawlessly arranged flower vases are shot by steel bullets and captured at the moment of their destruction. When hit by the projectiles, glass vases shatter, and ceramic and stoneware vases burst into large fragments.’

Fine art photographer Martin Klimas – based in Dusseldorf, Germany – is describing works from his Flowervases series.

What interests Klimas, we read on his website, ‘is not so much the moment of impact, but the transformation taking place in one seven-thousandth of a second. While the top half of the photograph remains poised in an absolutely harmonious still life, utter chaos has erupted below. The contrast of motionlessness and top speed explodes the triteness of the subject. The simultaneous presence of two distinct states and the improbable serenity of the pictures are positively spellbinding.’

The talented Klimas is inspired by photographers and inventors such as Eadweard Muybridge and Dr. Harold Edgerton. A peek into his pieces on physical display at the Bau-Xi Toronto and from the Flowervases collection as a whole …

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Untitled (Dahlia II)

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Untitled (Lathyrus Latifolius II)

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Untitled

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“Ohne Titel” (Nymphenburg 02)

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Ohne Titel (Nymphenburg 01)

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Untitled (Vanda)

.Martin Klimas @ Bau-Xi Toronto

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Header: Untitled (Magnolia V)

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