claudia schmid



My artwork has its roots in my artistic family background and was then shaped by my art and dance studies in Switzerland, London and Java.

In my drawings and paintings there are traces to be seen of this complex mixed heritage. 

At the centre of my work is the expression of a world peopled with strange creatures who are mostly friendly, amusing and occasionally disturbing but all are decidedly peculiar in the most intriguing of all worlds. 

I am interested in depicting situations that are ambivalent – things/people/animals don’t always turn out to be what we think they are. By playing with the different qualities and characters of humans and animals alike, visual stories of their relationships or surprising situations arise.