Quynh Klaus
Artist/
Painter

Quynh Klaus

Painter

Bio

Art and Science? I was born into a family with a long tradition in the artistic and scientific fields where art, music, piano and ballet has always played a big role since early childhood. Born in Charkow, Ukraine in 1987, I grew up in Charkow (Ukraine), various European countries as well as Southeast Asia, Vietnam due to my father's research and teaching activities as a math professor and my mother's teaching activities as a dancer as well as studying cultural management and managing cultural institutions. As a toddler, I watched the performances at the Academy of Dance in Vietnam, Hanoi, where my mother has been trained to become a ballerina and teacher. When I was 6 we moved from Asia to Europe, Germany. In addition to music, I quickly discov-ered fine arts, painting and drawing as my passion. As a child, I would spend a lot of time paint-ing, drawing, dancing and enjoying music. I spent hours painting and drawing as soon as I got home from school, on the floor or wherever the opportunity arose. My parents quickly recog-nized my enthusiasm and talent. They specifically encouraged my development. In art I was able to immerse myself and focus so much that I forgot everything around me. With family roots in the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia as well as an international group of friends, I would call myself a cosmopolitan, always full of curiosity and openness to get to know new cultures, lan-guages, topics and new perspectives. If you were to ask me about my role models and sources of inspiration, these are N. Tesla, Z. Wou-ki, L. Da Vinci, C. Chanel, M. Sert, A. Einstein, C.G. Jung, P. Picasso, C. Monet, V. v. Gogh, M. Rothko, L.v. Beethoven, F. Chopin, K. Lagerfeld, B. Lee and S. Jobs.

Artistic statement
In recent years I have asked myself the following questions: What is my real, authentic self? What am I good at? How can I use the knowledge I have learned so far to make a contribution to so-ciety and create added value? The desire to follow my vocation and passion has developed, to make connections, to bring people together, to share and promote knowledge, creativity and talent. ArtScience. It has never been a decision, either or, “but always, both and“. Both, the Asian and Western culture and values. Both, art and science. Both, being a radiologist and an artist. Against this background, I share a deep resonance with Zao Wou-ki. As a synesthet, I paint the music I am listening to. For me, painting is a form of meditation, music & art a key to the collective subconscious and creative flow. In the flow you leave consciousness aside. "A per-son paints with his brain and not with his hands," said Michelangelo. Music is made up of vibra-tions and frequencies, the same goes for colours. "We see colours, but not wavelengths." wrote C.G. Jung, who dealt deeply with the collective subconscious. "If you always set limits, on every-thing you do, physically or everything else, then this will result in limits in your work and your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus. And you must not stop there, you have to go beyond that. ”- B. Lee. I am convinced that there is creative potential in each and everyone of us, we just have to find the right key for the door. And what is more fun than making this a shared meditative & creative experience and exchange? I am looking forward to shaping the fu-ture creatively with you and I am looking forward to meeting your creativity.

Artworks