Carina Claassens (1981)

Carina Claassens was born and raised in South Africa, where she grew up on a wild life nature
reserve.From 2000 to 2002 she has studied
Fine and Applied Art at the Tswane University in Pretoria, with a main focus on Printmaking;
Photography; Ceramics; Drawing and Art Theory.
After finishing her studies she moved to Mozambique, Maputo when she was 21.

and has only recently moved to The Netherlands (April 2005).
Her main subject has to do with celebrating Female Forms in all its aspects,
with figurative artworks in ceramics, paintings, drawings and etchings.
Lately she has experimented with more with Mix Media, Urban design and Video installations.
Her main subject was woman, now it has moved and grown to the Memory Series,
where she documents her own memories.
So as not to forget them, she uses rope to tie them down…
to keep the memories from fluttering away into oblivion.
Obsessively tying down her fears, secrets, lots moments,
so that she may not forget: Who she is.
As I quote: “Yesterday made me”.
She gets her inspiration from events that happened with women in her circle
of friends and in her family.

  1. memory series 1
  2. Bitter Bessie
  3. Black Beauty of Memory
  4. Little ones lost
  5. So Called Virgin
  6. to
  7. Memory series 2, 12 pieces, prices is for indvidual art work not for all 12 piec
  8. Games we Play
  9. All Gone To The Fishes
  10. Down with the Disco in my Head
  11. Recording the Bullshit of the Corporate Worlds
  12. The intricate web
  13. Wrap me up in plastic
  14. My DNA for your safekeeping
  15. U Decide

Curriculum vitae Carina Claassens

Naam:
Carina Claassens
Geboren:
1981, Sabie, South Africa
Exposities
periode naam plaats solo/group omschrijving
Maart 2008 Instants Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul groeps
2008 Thrill and Suspense Amsterdam, Gallery Walls groeps
Dec 2007 Florance Biennale Florance, Italy groeps
Sep 2007 Grote Kerk van Oosthuizen Oosthuizen groeps
July 2007 Ubuntu Art Event ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterd groeps
May 2007 Art Indaba Den Haag groeps
Feb 2006 gz8m Zuidvliet groeps
June 2006 Landgoed Keukenhof Landgoed Keukenhof groeps
2006 WG Kunst amsterdam solo