Copyright© Claudia Ahlering
Courtesy of the artist and hiromart gallery tokyo
Solo exhibition by by Hamburg based artist Claudia Ahlering. The show contains new collection of her oil and watercolor paintings she made for her debut solo-show in Japan.
The Internal Organs
These drawings and paintings are about inner processes - Sometimes it can be taken literally. Claudia Ahlering presents herself as a fairytale book, giving the viewer to flip over the pages of her personal environment, heavily influenced by human behaviors and poetically diverted by her imagination. All the perceptible intrinsic torture resides in the ambiguity of her creations. They are heavily related to the roots, the place of the female, or the gender, and in technical terms would be defined by certain fragility and exacerbated sensibility.
In these artworks I elaborate some bad personal experiences. Images of the body are playing a certain role in my artworks and these are also about human relations. The technique of aquarelle/water colors I discovered for my purpose to use the right means of expression. Often it’s about some kind of lightness or the opposite of it, gravity. I’d like to show the shadows in life and in our feelings but at the same time I don’t want to miss to give humor and self-mockery.
Claudia Ahlering born in 1972 in Diepholz. She studied Fine Arts and Paintings since 1991, including scholarship at the École-des-Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2004, Ahlering received the Elysee-Price for figurative painting in Hamburg. She had 6 solo-shows at galleries in Hamburg and London since her debut solo show held in 2004 by Kunsttreppe Hamburg. She also exhibited at numerous group show both domestically and internationally. Currently she lives in Hamburg, Germany.
École-des-Beaux-Arts, Paris – 2004-2005
HAW Hamburg – 2004, Finals grade: Diplom
Fachhochschule Münster –1996-1999
Apprenticeship glasspainting –1994-1996
Fine Arts, Fachhochschule Hannover – 1991-1993
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Period: April 22 - May 29, 2011
Venue: hiromart gallery tokyo
Opening reception: Friday, April 22, 2011, 18:00 - 21:00