About

I work predominately with multi-textured installations that combine painting, drawing, embroidery and ceramics. I draw on my central European geographies – its arts and crafts, folklore, rituals, mysticism, pagan and Christian traditions, always in relation to the handmade, the interior or sacred space. It is its mise-en-scene, its still-lives and patterns that interest me most, choreographing constellations and modes of display – the individual piece carefully embedded within the syntax of the wider ensemble.


Claudia Sarnthein is a German/Austrian artist, living in London and Berlin. She studied Art History at the Universität Wien in Vienna and Design at the Hochschule HAW/College of Art & Design in Hamburg. After working as a costume/textile designer in Hamburg and Paris for several years, she graduated in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London. She is a Senior Ruskin Tutor at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Shows

2021

The Side Chapel (II + III) – solo
Private Studio Viewings, Matchmakers Wharf/Acme Studios, London

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