Claudia’s latest paintings are a stunning culmination of her interest in language, gaps in communication and despondent cries for help.  “Tell me how to disappear,” “I will go on or not” and other equally, ominously cryptic messages are spelled out in morse code and either painted or silver leafed onto her canvases.  The rigid, graphic edges of the morse code juxtaposed with a painterly image creates a tension that adds to the mystery of Claudia’s messages.  Enigmatic and originally beautiful, Claudia’s latest paintings are surprising and engaging.    And I love hearing her talk about them because she is so articulate about what it is that interests her and how those concepts engage with her work.

-pauli ochi

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