About the Artist

After finishing the art academy (Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam) Clara Bastian (1964) obtained a foundation course in biology, a study that met her fascination for anatomy.
Her oeuvre consists of commission portraits and free work. Her free work does not only show her mastery of the trade, but above all her original view of reality.
The intriguing portraits of animals and people that Clara Bastian makes are painted with great skill. With the reproduction of texture, light and shadows her work seems almost more realistic than a photograph...