Painting as a main activity appeared to Claudia D. only a few months ago, during the confinements. She is an interior decorator by trade, and she has worked in various activities related to this profession, design, and textile creation for over 15 years.
She studied art history at the Sorbonne and interiors design.
Between 2011 and 2018 she created textile collections for the home, inspired by her Caribbean origins (northern Colombia). The production was made by hand in Colombia.
During the confinement, one day of January 2021, she has created the series: "The Secret Gardens". About thirty works dedicated to small outdoor gardens. The micro-worlds that hide there, the wildflowers...Talking about liberation, salvation, loneliness, beauty...
She is a disciple of order in disorder, of the more in the less, of the loaded in the simple, of the lightness in the superposition of the layers of paint and ink, crushed by rollers of various sizes and textures to make almost lithographs.
Her bias is to express through simple, naive, and dreamlike works a kind of power that manifests itself through colour as well as through architectural elements. Her background in the creation of fabrics also appears in some of her works through the search for textures that resemble your weaving and textile patterns. Travel and cultures opposite her Latin American roots have always fascinated and inspired Claudia, Japan, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean coast so different from the Caribbean coast. Nature is inseparable from art. It is always present through simple and effective motifs to tell a real story, like in Japanese children's books.
One colour: blue. The colour par excellence. Majestic. Mystical. Soft and solid at the same time. Blue is the starting point in all her works. From the subject and this colour, she composes the rest, the other colours in complement. The blue ink by its fluidity whispers to her forms, speaks to her of a dream, invites the other colours. She looks for the salvation of the glance, the light, the shade, and the harmony between them. As Hopper and Reynolds became masters each in their time.
Through her approach, she hopes that people can experience something intangible, in the depth of their being.
From now on, she dedicates all her time painting, she wishes to create a workshop, participate in exhibitions, and create one or two collections per year. To imagine a theme, a subject which can be minor and to carry it out until the end, by growing it, demystifying it, by giving it colour and forms.