Carla Kleekamp

Le sacre du Printemps, Igor Stravinsky - Etching/watercolor 40x 35 cm

“My work consists mainly of etchings, collages, watercolors, nijimi and drawings. The making of these provides for me a possibility to express my deepest feelings. In my work, the purity of line remains the most important element. A scholarship to visit Japan and lessons from a Chinese teacher have been very helpful in this aspect.

Questions about the truth of images and news is for me a continuous effort to express my own vision in themes that concern me.

I am interested in which values define our interpretation of reality. The human standard is based on interests, money and I try to express the consequences of these in my work.  Most themes in my work are focused on the continuous suppression and exhaustion of nature by humans.  The effect of our overbearing economy (Thomas Rau), has daily consequences which can be seen and felt; climate change, plastic soup, fine dust, disappearing bio-diversity. “

1 One of Einstein’s 20 dreams of TIME. Imagine Time is a circle a bit curved in itself. The World repeats itself exactly endlessly, 2021 - Etching, watercolor, photohraph D. 36 cm / Small circle D. 16 cm
The Heritage of Mankind, 2019 - Drawing and collage 40 x 25 cm
Disappearing Biodiversity, 2020 - Etching and collage 45 x 30 cm
One of Einstein’s 20 dreams of TIME. Imagine Time is a circle a bit curved in itself. The World repeats itself exactly endlessly, 2021 - Etching, watercolor, photohraph D. 36 cm / Small circle D. 16 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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