Claudia Ossenkop's mostly large abstract paintings consciously avoid any preliminary thoughts - the creation takes place unintentionally. She has no concept in mind before she starts - only a few colors she picks before. The fun and atmosphere while painting lead to the next step and structure every new artwork. The colors she uses mostly refer to positive feelings and spirits. Happy colors that are bright and modern. Claudia uses different tools such as brushes, scrapers and her own hands to form the painting. Often it's a process of multiple layers and she loves thick structures that need to dry several days. Inspiration is drawn from traveling, interior design, fashion and art in general - but mostly from her openness to new people she meets and things she sees and learns in everyday life. Claudia studied literature and languages in Florence, Oxford, Bonn and Vienna and worked in Munich, Cologne and Dusseldorf. Now she lives in her hometown Dortmund with her family and works as a publishing professional for a well-known weekly business magazine.