Claudia Lueke - Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Claudia will be at The Ou in August & will create an installation in the Gallery based on her interaction & impressions from the environment & community here in the Cowichan Valley.
"In my recent work I gain insight into specific structures, patterns etc. that determine the atmosphere of urban surroundings or natural environments. Initially concerned about my hometown, shaped by the leftovers of coal mining and steel industry, I extended that research while visiting different places around the world. I draw experiences from different cultures and surroundings that enriched my artwork. The coal mining and steel works of my native city, have left their traces in my work as well as the vibrant lines of New York City and the natural colours of the great outdoors in Australia. "