My name is Claudia Kaak. I am a German self-taught artist who paints the human figure. I put 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.
Every series and each painting has an autobiographical and often society-critical narrative.
My 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 my work.
I want to show emotional disorder, feelings, not hide them. To hide feelings, I think, is not
good for people and not good for society.
An Ello artist grant would give me the opportunity to send my message forward!