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Chase away the dog days

Claudia Chaseling's small but powerful mixed media sketches bring fresh colour to gallery/shop hybrid The Storefront Collection for the summer months.

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In the month of August, Berlin becomes a bit of an art ghost town. Behold the Storefront Collection, situated practically at the door of Schlesisches Tor, offering a wide selection of art works that is always changing just slightly. On view in July and August are a small selection of quaint, yet hard drawings by Claudia Chaseling. The German artist spends her time between New York City and Berlin, and is mostly known for her large-scale painting installations.

Somehow, her essence translates into the very small-format (10 x 20 cm) mixed-media sketches. Her rough implementation of colour and line packs a powerful statement in the compositions of her works. The size of the images also comes into play, acting like tiny windows into the feminine psyche. 

The Storefront Collection | Köpenicker Straße 4, Kreuzberg, U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor, Wed-Sun 11-18. 

Originally published in issue #118, July/August.