Katrine Claassens in an artist/designer/illustrator who has recently returned to Cape Town. She has been working in Montreal and France since graduating in 2007 with a Fine Arts degree from Stellenbosch University.
Often painting from old family photographs Katrine captures growing up in suburban South Africa during the mid-nineties. Her paintings feature shared memories of pass the parcel, Minnie Mouse socks (and other 90s children’s wear), birthday parties and¬†school uniforms. Officially she paints “the post-memory of the first post-apartheid generation in South Africa.” And like childhood memories, much of the detail is left out of her paintings too.
Other fascinations for her are Indian miniatures, frivolous rococo period drawings, and¬†watercolours which usually start out as doodles. Katrine says, “¬†I always tape a fresh piece of paper to my desk and work with what it collects during the week – phone numbers, addresses, quick sketches.”
See more of her work at katrineclaassens.com