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Claas Gutsche

Born in: 1982

Germany

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After studying at the University of Art and Design in Halle an der Saale (2003 to 2006) and the University of Brighton (2006 to 2007) Claas Gutsche concluded his art studies in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London (2007-2009) Claas Gutsche lives and works in Berlin. Claas Gutsche work includes graphics and sculptures. His sculptures are bronze casts of natural materials such as spikes, bird nests or certain flowers. Gutsche's large-format linocuts, however, are usually kept in black and white and marked by a strong light-and-shadow-dramaturgy. With its dark atmosphere they build on the classic genre of the nocturne, but also provide a reinterpretation or development of the technique of linocut is. They show motives like watchtowers, fences, residential developments, architectural details or monuments. First familiarize acting, they ensure only at a second glance or after the Motif Search for irritation. For example, the Housing Development Krumme Lanke Berlin Zehlendorf part of a former Nazi colony, the half-timbered house in Wuestefeld communicates with the known as the "Cannibal of Rothenburg" Armin Meiwes and the "Monument" turns out to be a memorial to the war cemetery Waldfriedhof Halbe where the victims of the last major battles of World War II are buried.
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