Upon graduating, Claus relocated to Hanover in 2006. Since then his work has been on show at numerous fairs and exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Claus's main passion has been pushing the boundaries of Calligraphy; he is considered to be among Germany‘s top league calligraphers.
He combines his distinguished writing with many facets of life and art: he writes and illustrates poetry and texts, combines silkscreen print, painting and writing to multi-layered unique tableaus and works with anything and everything that can be written upon towards installation pieces.
His artwork has found wide-ranged recognition by private collectors and galleries in Germany and abroad.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Claus: At the age of about 2 years I was able to hold a pencil... Question: Do you have any formal design training? Claus: Yes. Question: Where do you live? Claus: I enjoy being in the here and now! Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Claus: Nope. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Claus: City trips and people Question: How do you get the best ideas? Claus: Spontaneously. Question: What technique do you use? Claus: Anything with calligraphic flow. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Claus: The fairy tale project "ThreePearls" and the exhibition: "Es wird einmal gewesen sein“. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Claus: A movie, starring lettering. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Claus: Björn Wiinblad and Horst Janssen. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook Claus: Just one?? Question: What are your hobbies? Claus: Are you serious? Reading, Swimming and crafting. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Claus: Fashion designer or independent gentleman. Question: Who would you like to meet? Claus: Bowie! Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Claus: Berlin in the 1920´s. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Claus: First one thing and then another. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Claus: The invention and illustration of a little mermaid-man. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Claus: Absolutely! Question: Do you collect anything? Claus: It is always the power of the beauty that saves us! Question: Do you have a favorite game? Claus: Ludo
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