I thought about writing a short and fascinating text about myself in the third person. That’s kind of weird. And boring too. So here you get what you need to know just through quotes of others. Google is your friend (sometimes). The quotes are arranged in a way that do make sense (mostly):

“When I paint, the sea roars…”

“I have painted it all my life, at all hours of the day, at all times of the year…”

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power…”

“See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places…” or “you can starve to death in safety.” And “those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

“But honestly… I just don’t know what anyone’s thinking. To me, that’s scarier than any half-rotten ghoul trying to eat my flesh.” “Why should things be easy to understand?” “They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”

And “if they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”

“What, I should only trust good people? Man, good people get bought and sold every day. Might as well trust somebody evil once in a while, it makes no more or less sense.”

“The general public has long been divided into two parts; those who think that science can do anything and those who are afraid it will.” “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.”

“I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and…” “I really can’t think about kissing when I’ve got a rebellion to incite.” And “people only get really interesting when they start to rattle the bars of their cages.”  

So “all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” “Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter.” “It is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of love and kindness.” So “don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex, don’t be violent. Leave that to me.” “Fuck the war.” “Explore the world.” And “walk on water but only when it freezes.”

And if you really want the boring stuff:

Andreas Claussen (1988) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines traditional drawing and painting skills with modern technologies like 3d rendering.

After painting seascapes for half a decade and a series of popular psychopaths, he works on a new series called “FUD and other fun stuff”. He has exhibited his work in galleries and on major art fairs in Germany and sold across Europe, South Korea, Canada and the USA.  He lives and works in Germany.

REPRESENTATION

  • Gallery at the Citadelle, Jülich, Germany
  • Gallery SingulArt, Paris, France
  • Gallery Artfinder, London, United Kingom
  • Gallery Ernst Ulrich Kühn, Langenfeld, Germany
  • Gallery Weise, Chemnitz, Germany

EXHIBITIONS / FAIRS (SELECTION)

2021

  • 11th – 14th November – Fair Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
  • 5th – 7th November – Fair C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Essen, Germany
  • 14th 17th October – ArtMuc München, Germany
  • 26th – 29th August – INCorporating Hamburg, Germany

 2020

  • Group show “Seascapes” Ocke Peters Gallery of Art, Flensburg, Germany
  • Fair C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Essen, Germany
  • Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany (postponed)
  • Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt, Germany (postponed)
  • Group show “Opening” WanderGALERIE Elbe Center, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fair Art Nocturne, Knocke, Belgium (postponed)
  • Two-Man-Show “Sea and City” Galerie an der Zitadelle, Jülich, Germany (postponed)
  • Fair ARTMUC Munic, Germany (postponed)
  • Fair Discovery Art Fair Cologne, Germany (postponed)

2019

  • Two-Man-Show “Sea and City” Gallery Flying Colours, Hamburg, Germany
  • Group show at Gallery Flying Colours, Hamburg, Germany
  • “Seas and Shores” Ocke Peters Gallery of Art, Flensburg, Germany

2018

  • Group show “Everthing We Love” Ocke Peters Gallery of Art, Flensburg, Germany
  • Fair “NAMTA 2018” Dallas, USA
  • Fair “Paperworld” Frankfurt, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2021 Art Fair Catalog “Andreas Claussen”, Germany
  • 2019 Book “Andreas Claussen VOL. I”, Germany
  • 2019 Short film “Painted Collages – Current works of Andreas Claussen” Klingebiel – CREATIVE, Germany

EDUCATION

  • 2017 “Artistic Composition” Steve Huston, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2017 “Figure Painting” Steve Huston, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2016 “Drawing anything from imagination” Glenn Vilppu, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2015 – 2016 “Figure Drawing and Painting” Jeffrey R. Watts, Watts Atelier of the Arts, San Diego, California, USA