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The Artist

For me it’s all about the rush. Not thinking about specific compositions, color here or there; rather orchestra the chaos intuitive.

Claudine Hauke

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.

Her early work as an abstract painter was more conservative in the effort to master different techniques.

Over the Years her work was influenced by German Artist Gerhard Richter and more recent by Cy Twombly.

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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.

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.

Statements by the Artist:

  • These days I enjoy losing myself in the moment of creation to a point that I can’t explain the result afterwards.
  • For me it’s all about the rush. I can’t paint unless everything is working. No interference, no thinking.
  • I need balance to be at my best. That means not having to think about things. Not thinking about specific compositions, color here or there; rather orchestra the chaos intuitive.
  • It’s the finesse of knowing where to act and where to stop what makes it Art.

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