Claudia Kaak, Ophelia, Oil on panel, 120 x 180 cm, 2018.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 6, Nr. 8), Oil and acryl on panel, 180 x 90 cm, 2017.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 3, Nr. 13), Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 3, Nr. 17), Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, 2017.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 4, Nr. 2), Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2015.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 3, Nr. 5), Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2014.
Claudia Kaak, Untitled (Series 3, Nr. 2), Oil on canvas, 80 x 90 cm, 2014. ... Artist Statement
Claudia Kaak is a German self-taught artist
who paints the human figure. She puts
emphasis on facial expressions and body
language while leaving backgrounds
purposelynondescript in order to avoid
distracting the viewer, allowing more focus
on the sublimal content.
Instead of giving them titles, she assigns each
painting with a number to form a part of a
numbered series in order to avoid impressing
the viewer with a preconceived idea – she
prefers viewers to engage with the deeper
meanings of her artwork through their own
Every series and each painting has an autobiographical and often society-critical narrative.
Her artwork deals with existential feelings and captures psychologically emotive fragments in time,
describing a past of internal turmoil and profound suffering, and relate to previously lived violence
and trauma not explicitly shown in her work.
She wants to show emotional disorder, feelings, not hide them. To hide feelings, she thinks, is not
good for people and not good for society.
Claudia is born in 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany. She lives and works in Heppenheim, Germany.
She graduated from the Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M., in
2015. Kaaks first solo show was held at the Gallery pack of patches in Jena (Germany). Her work
has been shown in various group exhibtions, including the Art Innsbruck (Austria), at the Gallery
Ewa Helena in Hamburg (Germany) and at the RJD Gallery in New York and featured in the
MilionArt Kaleidoscope and PoetsArtists Magazine.