Klaus grew up in Cologne. After spending half his life in Berlin, he now lives in the south of Spain in the Alpujarra valley.
Parallel to his technical studies and work life, he’s always maintained his personal creative work, focusing on photographic and musical projects.
In 1999, at the tender age of 45, he dropped out of his 9–5 life to focus more on his real interests. From 2009 to 2012 he studied painting at Berlin’s VHSs (a community college). Klaus has exhibited 18 times between 1982 and 2017.
Klaus says of his visual work, “I like to photograph “differently”. I alienate photos, put parts of them together in a new way, paint and paint over pictures.”
Artists, who have influenced him considerably, are Ernst Haas (beauty in no longer recognisable reality), Salvador Dalí (everyday life´s reality is boring) and M. C. Escher (the paradox). Klaus is attracted to the new, experimental techniques, subliminal as well as transformed image information and to key stimulus, which triggers projection in the observer. What drives him forward, is the joy of creating and the experience of the picture effect. The picture idea often develops, while the picture comes into being.