January 9 – February 8, 2015
Closing Reception: February 6, 2015 | 6-9PM
ArtHelix is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings, works on paper, and video by German artist Claudia Chaseling.
Chaseling’s work comprises large scale paintings and installations. Chaseling creates upside down landscapes with reversed or distorted perspectives. The imagery of her spatial paintings consists of estranged landscapes, mutated creatures and plants whose deformation is caused by radiation. The experience of the works alternates between the two and three-dimensional. Chaseling addresses the antagonistic relationship between structure and chaos, creating new compositions from a state of disorder. The result is an amor- phous system of complex fragments reminiscent of light reflections and objects in form of capsule-like creatures. She creates an atmosphere of alienation searching for the undiscovered Zeitgeist.
Claudia Chaseling was born in Munich, Germany and lives in Berlin and Canberra, Australia. She received Masters degrees in Visual Art from both the Berlin University of the Arts and the Australian National Univer- sity in Canberra. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin; Collection Krohne, Duisburg and Volta 10, Basel, Switzerland. Major grants and scholarships received include the DAAD; the Samstag Scholarship; the Studio Award of the Karl Hofer Society and the Australia Council for the Arts. She has participated in residencies at Burlington City Arts, the Texas A&M University and Yaddo.