KP Brehmer

Diehl Gallery, Berlin (H5)

Presentation of collages and objects from the 1960s by KP Brehmer (b. 1938, Berlin; d.1997, Hamburg).

KP Brehmer occupies a special place within the generation of German artists who used the means of American Pop Art to develop a critical 'Capitalist Realism' (the title of a portfolio published by René Block in 1968 with works by KP Brehmer, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell and Konrad Lueg).

He left behind a radical oeuvre that deals with concrete terms with socio-political issues and engages in complex ways with visual media and the conditions of image production and reception under capitalism. From the early 1960s until his death, his work questioned the impact of media images in their social circulation and mass production; as an artist, he encouraged his audience to adopt an independent attitude towards the capitalist-controlled media.