Claudia Chaseling, photo Marko Junttila, detail

Claudia Chaseling

Germany 1973


Claudia Chaseling
Claudia Chaseling
September 25, 2017
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Claudia Chaseling is a German artist, born in Munich in 1973. She is known for painting large canvases, concrete objects, walls and floors. The artist exhibited her works in over fifty solo and group exhibitions, in the United States, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, and Austria, among others.

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Claudia Chaseling – Langsam Verschwinden, 2012

Spatial Paintings

Claudia Chaseling’s work comprises wall size paintings and space filling murals. The artist creates swirls of organic from, upside down landscapes with reversed perspective and bright fluorescent wave structures with political content. The imagery of her Spatial Paintings consists of distorted landscapes, estranged places, mutated creatures and plants whose deformation is caused by radioactive poisoning. Images of places and landscapes, once so familiar, are now estranged.

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Claudia Chaseling – Cloud, 2014, Volta 10, Basel, Switzerland

Between Structure and Chaos

Chaseling’s expansive wall/floor paintings interrupt the geometric order and balance of the exhibition space, through their optically vast depth and sway between the 2 and 3 dimensional. The perceptual interference of the paintings is subtle and at first only perceived intuitively, forcing the viewer to question, what causes this effect. Using a specifically developed technique of tempera, color pigments and aluminum shapes the artist addresses the antagonistic relationship between structure and chaos. From a state of disorder, Chaseling creates new compositions. The result is an amorphous system of complex fragments, painted structures that are reminiscent of light reflections, waves rolling on the water surface and objects in form of capsule-like creatures. The artist creates an atmosphere of alienation that pulls the observer into a new ambiguous perspective, searching for the undiscovered Zeitgeist through painting.

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Claudia Chaseling – Omen, 2014, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany


Before her graduate diploma, the artist studied at Academy for Visual Arts in Munich, Germany and Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna, Austria.Claudia attended University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany, where she graduated in 1999. After that, she received her Masters degree in Visual Arts from both University of the Arts Berlin, in 2000, and School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, in 2003. The artist is also a PhD Candidate Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts at School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

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Claudia Chaseling – Movement, 2012

Grants, Scholarships, Artist in Residence

Major grants and scholarships received in Australia and Germany – include those of the German DAAD, the Samstag Scholarship, the Studio Award of the Karl Hofer Society, the Australia Council for the Arts Grant in 2014 and the 2015/16 artsACT Project Grant. She has taken part in various international visiting artists programs and artists residencies, among others at the Texas A&M University, at Yaddo in New York, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City and the Australian National University (ANU).

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Claudia Chaseling – Inquisition, 2016, Galerie Dirk Halverscheid, Munich, Germany

Monograph and Exhibitions

“Verlag für zeitgenoessische Kunst und Theorie” published her first extensive monograph in 2016, in 2017 current solo exhibitions are with Magic Beans Gallery in Berlin, at the Wollongong Art Gallery, Australia and a group exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York.

Claudia Chaseling lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Canberra, Australia.

Featured image: Claudia Chaseling in her studio, photo by Marko Junttila
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2018Claudia ChaselingYuill Crowley Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2018Claudia ChaselingKunstverein Duisburg, GermanySolo
2018Lorne Sculpture BiennialVictoria, AustraliaGroup
2018UnknownDrill Hall Gallery, Canberra, AustraliaGroup
2017site-mutative paintingMagic Beans Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2017silentWollongong Art Gallery, NSW, AustraliaSolo
2017Experimental BerlinRichard Taittinger Gallery, New York City, USAGroup
2017Kunstler der GalerieDirk Halverscheid Galerie, Munich, GermanyGroup
2017HyperactiveCanberra Contemporary Art Space, AustraliaGroup
2017We All Love ArtSchlachthaus fresh&fine Art, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2017UnknownYuill Crowley Gallery, SydneyGroup
2016Spatial PaintingGalerie Dirk Halverscheid, Munich, GermanySolo
2016silentMuseum Kahnweilerhaus, Rockenhausen, GermanySolo
20163 Hauser Kunst PfadDhaun/Eifel, GermanyGroup
2016Power FlowerMagic Beans Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2016 Salon ZurcherMolly Krom Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2016Making the FutureDavid & Schweizer Contemporary, New York City, USAGroup
2015the mutantsArt Helix Gallery, New York City, USASolo
201550th AnniversaryKunstverein Celle, GermanyGroup
2015A Rose is a roes is a rose is a roseWoelk 6, Berlin, GermanyGroup
20158 FrauenKunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2015Group ShowMolly Krom Gallery, New York City, USAGroup
2015La GiacondaMona Lisa Studios, New York City, USAGroup
2014mutative perspective paintings68 Projectspace, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, GermanySolo
2014cloud, mural projectsGalerie Kornfeld, Volta10 Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2014radiation scapesCollection Krohne, Duisburg, GermanySolo
2014conjunctionGreenhouse Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Group ShowISCP Open Studios, New York City, USAGroup
2013X-Border BiennialRovaniemi, FinlandGroup
2013Summer HazeMolly Krom Gallery, New York CityGroup
2013Color SharksThe Wand, BerlinGroup
2012It Goes Deeper, 45cbmStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, GermanySolo
2012InfiltrationSlag Contemporary, New York, USASolo
2012A DriftBogart Salon, New YorkGroup
2012Miniature By SerendipityBar Babette, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012City Drift, a Project by Peter HopkinsThe Bogart Salon & Momenta Art, New, YorkGroup
2012Displace, Person, ThingParkhaus Projects, BerlinGroup
2012Potsdamsches Großes WaisenhausnPotsdam, GermanyGroup
2011All LiquidPhotospace Gallery, Canberra, AustraliaSolo
2011LAB11Lulea Art Biennial, SwedenGroup
2011This is What Happens with That Kind of ThingHistorical Cellar Alt-Spandau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010PoolPavillion du Centenaire, LuxembourgSolo
2010This Way Up,M16, Canberra, AustraliaGroup
2010Press PauseParkhaus, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Generationen 2Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg, GermanyGroup
2010Small SculpturesParkhaus, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Deep FieldKunstverein Celle, Gotische Halle, GermanySolo
2009Miami Crushim basement, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2009Laika, Sam und FelixGalerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2009Saar Ferngas Förderpreis Junge KunstnPavillion Saint Centenaire, Luxembourg + Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, GermanyGroup
2008No ParachuteBoutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2008EintagsfliegeKunsthalle Luckenwalde, GermanySolo
2008KontrollverlustKunstverein Uelzen, GermanySolo
2008Von Jetzt Bis DannKunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Saar Ferngaas Förderpreis Junge KunstnMuseum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern + Stadt Galerie Saarbrücken, GermanynGroup
20088 ArtistsBoutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2008Kunst und Umwelt, KunstpreisStädtische Galerie Güstrow, GermanynGroup
2008MultiplexBoutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2007BetriebsstörungnDorothea Konwiarz Stiftung, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007SchichtenStädtisches Museum Eisenhüttenstadt, GermanynSolo
2007Alps Under WaterStephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, AustraliaSolo
2007Somewhere ElseWilde Galerie, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007Summer ShowConcourse Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Celeste Art PrizeOld Truman Brewery, London, England + Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, ScottlandGroup
2007Group ShowBoutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2006Future NowHenrike Hoehn Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2006Future NowUeber Gallery, Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2006Picture ThisSCA Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2005Losing PerspectiveKunstverein Elmshorn, GermanySolo
2005Non FictionGalerie Anke Zeisler, Berlin, GermanySolo
2005Simply ThereRemise Degewo, Berlin, GermanySolo
2005Junger Westen 2005Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, GermanyGroup
2005New 7Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2005Karl Hofer Stipendiaten 03-05Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, GermanynGroup
2004Losing PerspectiveStephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, AustraliaSolo
2004Neue StipendiatenHaus am Kleistpark, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2004Anachronismen ZeitlosGerhart-Hauptmann Museum, Erkner + Torhaus. Wellingsbüttel, Hamburg, GermanynGroup
2004Country Energy Art PrizeWagga Wagga Regional Gallery + Sydney Opera House, AustraliaGroup
2002…Between The LinesCSA Gallery, Canberra, AustraliaSolo
2002SoundG7, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2000PlusGalerie Pankow, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1998Blind DateAkademie der bildenden Künste, Munich, GermanynGroup