" My paintings are only the ashes of my art. "

 

He is the best-known artist in New Realism from the start. Klein preferred to use rollers instead of brushes, in order to remove all traces of the artist's hand when applying the paint. For the artist, color is a “materialized sensibility”; the means by which he expresses his attempt to transform purely visual perception into a larger concept of sensory perception. More than looking, it is contemplation that Yves Klein calls for. In other words: a way of looking at the same time slow and deep. For him, art is indeed addressed to the mind and seeks to reach sensitivity. Above all, the artist wants the viewer to immerse himself in the infinite space of color to experience an increased sensitivity towards the intangible.