Although palm trees could be seen as a constant in Ines Claus’ recent work, as a visual form they lead to an enormous variety in realizations. For Claus, the creation of an image equals the creation of a personal world, often on paper or in more complex instances as installations or books. It is not true that her works exist only as actions; they also entail a lot of reflection and starting over, which is inherent to the artistic creative process. Serendipity is also invariably involved, the walking of a half-planned path and the ability to stray from it. What results is a beauty that is never laboured but emerges from an adventurous visual trajectory.
tekst credits: Arno Kramer