Katrine Claassens

Katrine Brink Claassens was born in South Africa in 1985. She studied Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and after graduating lived between Quebec and France developing her artistic practice before moving back to South Africa in 2012. In 2015 she completed her Masters degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at UCT in 2015, where she engaged with subjects that inform the environmental concerns in her art. She works in the mediums of oil painting, video, poetry, and drawing, bearing witness to the unprecedented environmental changes of the Anthropocene. The main themes of her work grapple with climate change, urban ecology (particularly that of suburbs), solastalgia, edge species, and crass internet memes.

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