“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.”—Mark Rothko
Claudia Ringel is an intuitive artist who paints in acrylics and mixed media, and creates 3D assemblages by upcycling discarded objects. A spirit of constant experimentation keeps her work fresh and alive. When other people react to her art (in any way), this completes the cycle.
Claudia has studied at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, among other institutions but is primarily self-taught. Her work was exhibited in many venues in the Washington, DC, area, before she migrated to Boulder in 2017. She has been an exhibiting artist at the R Gallery off the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder and other Boulder venues and will be participating in Art at the Riverbend festival in Lyons, CO, Claudia is pleased to be a part of Boulder’s vibrant art community and this show at the Eldorado Springs Art Center.
Claudia volunteers with the Boulder Art Association and is a member of the Boulder County Art Alliance and Boulder’s NoBo Art District.
“The painting “Tenements” represents the Brooklyn tenements my grandparents lived in when they came to this country as teenagers to escape from the pograms of eastern Europe in the early 1900s. Those family members who stayed behind were wiped out by the Nazis, and the only Jews left in their town are in the Jewish cemetary. “Risking Everything” represents more broadly those immigrants who leave their lives behind and face the dangers of coming here in order to escape extreme dangerand poverty. “Dis-simillation” refers to the fact that, while minorities in this country may have assimilated, people who have darker skin or different features are treated by society, however brashly or subtley, as “other.”