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About Claus Gawin:

Me . . . Claus Gawin, born in Denmark. In my mid-sixties my passion for art came into light and I started experimenting with acrylic colors. I was inspired by Gerhard Richter after a trip to The Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin in 2014. Here I saw a painting there change my way of art. Gerhard Richter, and his powerful, expressive artworks with an amazing combination of colors change my life. After practice with self-made large squeegees I was able to establish my own technique and a unique style with a high recognition value. If people ask why I use acrylic colors only my explanation is, that acrylic colors are the material there fit my style. My paintings are being sold in many countries worldwide, mostly in the US and EU.

About my Art: Many of my paintings are inspired by a trip to the Wadden Sea National Park in 2009 and 2015. I am fascinated by the still water and the perspective it provides between water and sky. The best part? It’s all a grand experiment. I am happier knowing that.

Info: The Wadden Sea (Dutch: Waddenzee, German: Wattenmeer, Low German: Wattensee or Waddenzee, Danish: Vadehavet, West Frisian: Waadsee) is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea. It lies between the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. It is rich in biological diversity. In 2009, the Dutch and German parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Danish part in 2014.

Claus likes to paint with lots of heavy impasto brush-work, using the texture of the paint to communicate form and movement, instead of relying only on color and shape to tell a story. He paints wet-on-wet with fast, bold strokes, and he never layers or works the paint once it is on the canvas. This creates a wonderful spontaneous feel to his paintings. His vivid underpaintings create a glow and gleam to his paintings that catch the eye immediately. Claus Gawin believes that art should always be pushing the boundaries into something new and exciting, the artists themselves constantly experimenting with new techniques and new ways to capture that elusive beauty called "nature." An artist should never become comfortable and predictable in his or his style, but always be fighting to improve. 

Education:

Self taught.

Featured in Private collections:

Private collections in US, UK, Austria, Germany, Canada, Bahrein, Taiwan, France, Hong Kong SAR China and Denmark.

Press:

Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors By Saatchi Art - March 2018:

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 1"

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 2"

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 3"

Selected work to be featured in the 'Vogue’s Gallery': July 2015 issue of British Vogue.

Events:

Selected work to be featured in the "The West Coast Culture Week 2019" takes place in week 37 and runs from Friday, September 6th - Sunday, September 15, 2019, Copenhagen.

Selected work to be featured in the "The West Coast Culture Week 2018" takes place in week 37 and runs from Friday, September 7th - Sunday, September 16, 2018, Copenhagen.

Saatchi Art- "Artist of the Day": Invited to participate in the series called "Artist of the Day". By Saatchi Art - May 2015

Selected work to be featured in the Saatchi Art's homepage curated by: Katherine Henning - Rebecca Wilson - Evangelyn Delacare - Jessica McQueen - Becky Benshoof - Bridget Carron - Aurora Garrison. 

Featured on

Selected work to be featured in the " New This Week 8-31-2020" Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief, Curator and VP, Art Advisory - August 2020.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-8-31-2020/153961/370879/view

Selected work to be featured in the " New This Week 7-6-2020" Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief, Curator and VP, Art Advisory - July 2020.

Selected work to be featured in the " New This Week 6-29-2020" Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief, Curator and VP, Art Advisory - June 2020.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-6-29-20/153961/361051/view

Selected work to be featured in the " New This Week 4-13-2020" Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage curated by Rebecca Wilson Chief, Curator and VP, Art Advisory - April 2020.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-4-13-2020/153961/335094/view

Dining Room Wall Art - Artworks curated by Aurora Garrison Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art - June 2019.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Sculpture/Dining-Room-Wall-Art/1088288/287803/view

Selected work to be featured in the "Art For Your Beach House" Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage curated by Katherine Henning - May 2018.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Sculpture/Art-For-Your-Beach-House/685448/236924/view

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 3": By Saatchi Art - April 2018.

https://issuu.com/saatchiart/docs/sa-catalog-spring-3-18

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 2": By Saatchi Art - April 2018.

https://issuu.com/saatchiart/docs/sa-catalog-spring-2-18

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 1": By Saatchi Art - March 2018.

https://issuu.com/saatchiart/docs/sa-catalog-spring-18-linked

"New This Week 2-12-2018": By Saatchi Art – February 2018.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-2-12-2018/153961/221229/view

“Originals for $2000 and Under”: By Saatchi Art – January 2018.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Printmaking/Originals-for-2000-and-Under/871991/222558/view

“Collector Favorites”: By Saatchi Art – June 2017

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/Collector-Favorites/685448/191020/view

”New Abstracts” Collection: By Saatchi Art – May 2017.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Sculpture/New-Abstracts/871991/187118/view

“Inspired by Yves Klein Blue”: By Saatchi Art – May 2017.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/Inspired-by-Yves-Klein-Blue/722504/182416/view

“Collector Favorites Nº12: 5 Artists You Should Know”: By Saatchi Art – March 2017.

https://links.post.saatchiart.com/a/1008/preview/1781/36109/f8028ccfc05384b9987df4f0708c6a0358c939ea?message_id=ImY4ZDQ3YjgwLWYzOWQtMDEzNC0xZWVkLTBjZGNkNGI2MzRjNEBzYWF0Y2hpYXJ0LmNvbSI=

“New Landscape Paintings for $2500 and Under”: By Saatchi Art – August 2016.

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/New-Landscape-Paintings-for-2500-and-Under/685448/150486/view

“Featured as Artist of the Day” on Thursday, June 2nd 2016: By Saatchi Art.

"New Painting": By Saatchi Art – March 2016.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/New-Painting/722504/132960/view

"Inspired by Impressionism": By Saatchi Art - October 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Inspired-by-Impressionism/722504/115944/view

"Spotlight on Scandinavia Collection": By Saatchi Art - August 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Printmaking/Spotlight-on-Scandinavia/153961/111609/view

"Abstract Works Collection": By Saatchi Art - August 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/Abstract-August/685448/111837/view

"Ombre Colors for Bedrooms: Works to take you from Day to Night": By Saatchi Art - August 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Ombre-Colors-for-Bedrooms-Works-to-take-you-from-Day-to-Night/153961/109556/view

"Large Abstract Works with Investment Potential Collection": By Saatchi Art - July 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage/Large-Abstract-Works-with-Investment-Potential/722504/108631/view

"New This Week 7-13-2015 Collection"; By Saatchi Art - July 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Printmaking/New-This-Week-7-13-2015/153961/109003/view

"Large Abstract Paintings for $2000 and Under Collection": By Saatchi Art - June 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting/Large-Abstract-Paintings-for-2000-and-Under/153961/107187/view

"Dining Room Collection": By Saatchi Art - June 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Dining-Room/722504/105637/view

“By Price: Bright Abstracts for $2000 or Less” Collection: By Saatchi Art - May 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/Bright-Abstracts-for-2000-and-Under/758003/103270/view

“All Things Abstract' Collection”: By Saatchi Art - April 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Drawing/All-Things-Abstract/153961/101636/view

“Big and Bold: Large works for $5000 and Under Collection”: By Saatchi Art - March 2015.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing/Big-and-Bold-Large-Works-for-5000-and-Under/153961/100584/view

“New This Week 9-22-2014 Collection”: By Saatchi Art - September 2014.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-9-22-2014/153961/83899/view

“all best featured in the New This Week 9-22-2014 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. 

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-9-22-2014/153961/83899/view

Featured in the New This Week 9-22-2014 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. 

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-9-22-2014/153961/83899/view

Summer Abstraction Collection”: By Saatchi Art - July 28, 2014.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage/Summer-Abstraction/667232/79819/view

“Works For Your Walls For $2500 Or Under Collection”: By Saatchi Art - July 2014.

http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/Works-for-your-walls-for-2500-or-Under/667232/80299/view

 

 

Claus Gawin Featured in Saatchi Art Early Spring 2018 printed Catalog Vol. 1, 2 and 3 - March 2018


Claus Gawin Work with Vogue on a interiors advertorial page for July 2015 issue of British Vogue