Claudine Hauke, born in 1967 in Siegen Germany is a self-taught Artist. She finished high school with a major in Art followed by an apprenticeship in Photography.
During the 90tis she worked as a freelance Hair and Make- up for Fashion magazines, Music Videos and Film, national and international.
She kept her experimental spirit alive and works today with all kind of materials, techniques and in different mediums to achieve an often surprising and yet substantial result.
She lived in Germany, South Africa, USA and India in the last twenty years, following her husband’s carrier, before she came back to South Africa 2011 for good. Since 2019 she lives and works in East London South Africa.
She decided to retire 2009, after moving to India, from Exhibiting her work publicly; The expectations and restriction of the Gallery world felt too much and was too stressful. She felt that it influenced her work rather in a negative way.
Nevertheless, she never stopped working over the past decade until she finally settled in East London South Africa. 2021 she decide to exhibit her work the first time in a decade; Feeling more content with her life and her work.
After years of painting in Oil she started to work more and more with acrylic paint which suited her newly developed style more because of its properties. Acrylics are drying fast und you can use almost every other medium on top.
With the time factor taken care off, her style became faster, out of motion, more freely-scribbled, even graffiti-Elements mixed with bold colors or almost monochrome. Thin lines juxta positioned or on top of solid color surfaces.
The lines have no specific semantic content; they are without the smallest meaning which leaves a vacuum to be filed by the audience.
Image and words/lines fuse to a unit free to subjective interpretation.