Precious object, Claudia Wieser
Inspired by the history of art, design and architecture, a common trait of Claudia Wieser’s work is the use of strong geometric, ornate forms, and a selective application of color.
Wieser (b. 1973, Freilassig, German) apprenticed as a blacksmith, then worked in the film industry, before doing an MA in painting and sculpture experiences that enabled her to become a virtuoso maker in diverse materials, including wood, mirror, gold, copper, ceramics, ink, acrylics and photographs.
With influences from the ancient Roman to media and passing through Bauhaus, her installations and pieces are precious and perfect but with handmade reminiscences. For the artist: “There is the danger of beauty in my work, or a danger that it becomes purely decorative. You always have to put something in it that breaks it”.
Text: Studio eleà