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About Claus Gawin:

Me..... Claus Gawin, a Danish artist, 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 some practice and trainings 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. And for me as much as it is valid for Gerhard Richter, and to say it in his words: „My artworks are smarter than me“ and I can only influence up to 80 % of the actual outcome. About my Art: The best part? It’s all a grand experiment. I am happier knowing that.

Claus Gawin: "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."  

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, France and Denmark.

Press:

Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors

Selected work to be featured in the "Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2018 Vol. 1, 2 and 3": By Saatchi Art - March 2018.

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.

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