Claudia Viehl

Born in Cologne
Lives and works in Berlin since 1991

My work mainly consists of painting landscapes in oil on canvas. A part
of the picture (mostly the sky) is painted in strong colours with very
high details, leaving the rest of the picture a rough sketch with oil pen
on white primer.

I developed this special technique over the last few years. The
opposition of colour and black-white and the difference in the used
techniques produce a very strong contrast. For the viewer, both parts of
the picture unite in a confusing way.

The viewer quickly begins to fill the white spaces with his or her own
colours and the frail hints of landscapes are filled with his memories,
transferring my painting into a very personal and intimate image.