Claudia van der Willik
Every line is a rush of my soul
Claudia creates artworks with the influences of the 80´s associated with the utopian outlook of that time.
The sense of accumulation along with the quality of the colours put into play an illusory and ideological vision of the world that has been shattered, as is the fate of all utopias.
Claudia thinks and moves on her own way.
Stands for high-end art & design.
Identifies herself with new & old, raw and refined with a original qualified of art this added with her own taste, experience knowledge & vision.
There was no money for an art education. Her parents didn’t have the money. The 80s was survival. But on the street with her friends she learned all the techniques in drawing and your feelings that you could express in your designs, clothing & music. The 80s were a great inspiration and to express her works of art.
So, with a travel case full of experience the field of art movements and techniques, she has developed her own vision of art and the world. She spent her childhood in the streets of Rotterdam.
The streets was her education.
From punks to rappers all belonged to her friends.
All these movements have been of great importance in who she is now and what she creates.
These influences are now the ingredients for a design of artwork.
From hanging around the harbours to graffiti
tagging in tram tunnels.
They have managed to retain the feeling.
She does not have a fixed style that she adheres to,
but feels comfortable mastering multiple techniques and creating original artworks.