PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE (ISSUE 205):

“Andreas Claussen’s series FLOOD sends a lonely astronaut into the vastness of a flooded Earth. Armed with nothing more than an inflatable flamingo, he floats through the water and discovers the remnants of human culture.

Claußen captures the zeitgeist with his oil paintings. In the midst of ongoing uncertainty about the actual extent of the global environmental crisis, between naysayers, utopians and conspiracy theorists, between broken supply chains and soaring energy prices, Claußen’s paintings are a welcome change. With a lot of humor and irony, they spread a hopeful mood on this difficult situation and stimulate meaningful conversations about our future challenges.

The starting point for this could be, for example, the striking titles: BE PREPARED, PANIC BUY, WE STAY TOGETHER and TAKE WHAT YOU NEED. They read like headlines from a post-apocalyptic survival guide and this is exactly what the brave protagonist from Claussen’s paintings needs. And maybe we do, too.

I hope my paintings bring a smile to people in these difficult times and a feeling of “we can make that!” or “we will survive this!” at least,” says Claussen.

That is why Claussen portrays his humorous image ideas using bold colors and strong textures. With generous and quick brushstrokes he spreads the oil paint on the canvas. He alternates fluently between running watery applications to pasty layers of paint and between abstract backgrounds and finely worked out details resulting in works that are a visual wave, stunning and immersive.”

AND HERE SOME BASIC THINGS:

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, he now works on a new series called “FLOOD”. 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.

RECENT PRESS

  • [USA] American Art Collector article about “FLOOD”
  • [AUSTRALIA] Beautiful Bizarre article about “Andreas Claussen: The Enterprising Painter On Bringing Levity To Environmental Uncertainty”
  • [UNITED KINGDOM] Creative Boom article “Paintings by Andreas Claussen of a lonely astronaut wandering a flooded Earth”
  • [FRANCE] SOCIETY Magazine article “ASTRO BLUES”
  • [TURKEY] bantmag interview “Adventures of Andreas Claussen and his optimistic astronaut in 3 questions” 
  • MORE

REPRESENTATION

EXHIBITIONS / FAIRS (SELECTION)

2022

  • 10th – 13th November – Fair Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
  • 5th – 30th November – Group Show “Candied” Curio Art Gallery, Portugal
  • 28th – 30th October  Fair C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Essen, Germany
  • 7th – 9th October  ArtMuc München, Germany

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

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