Peter Klasen (born 1935 in Lübeck, Germany) is a German painter, photographer and sculptor.
After studying at the Fine-Arts in Berlin, he moved to Paris in 1959 and became one of the leading figures of the New Figuration
, alongside Valerio Adami
, Jacques Monory
, Bernard Rancillac
and Hervé Télémaque. The staging of recurrent themes (industry, confined space and signage) and his "mechanized" technics (airbrush and stencils) contribute to the distancing from the subjects: containers, railings, road signs, locks…