claudia ungersbäck

On the occasion of the 19 year anniversary of my first exhibited and sold artwork I opened up my sketchbooks, arranged them with paintings and recently drawn works as well as photographic images, sketches made with cameras – in the bar I exhibited for the first time. The lines of images from 2000 until now, 2020, show interests and first lines of topics and subjects in an analog way; a row of 20 years of sketching and comparing a digital image account like facebook, instagram or twitter without linear time rows but rather like slots in space. Sketches between life studies, organized phantasy, poetry and e-motion and my philosophical studies: a slight loss of picture in language, dissolving images in abstraction and abstract thought building bridges between text, image and the classical approach of sketches in order of the basis instrument of the “real” developed artwork.


The exhibition shows portraits, moments in time and space, combining theory, poetry, images of memory, images of mind and images of art history.


According to a story in ancient greek the beginning and roots of portraiture lie in a relationship. A woman from Korinth realizes that her beloved has to take a journey and in this awareness of a future loss and the fleeting moment notices the shadow image of her beloved, screened through candlelight on the wall. She grabbed a piece of wood charcoal and traced his silhouette on the wall of her room. Rooted in relation to what's in front of you, analyzing reality in the moment of drawing the line leading in form mixed with the desire of organizing chaos, thoughts and feelings in creation corresponding to paper might be the attracted definition of art.


Leaving theories of perception, copy, image, effigy and religious scepsis of making pictures as well as the possibility of enlightenment through the art behind. The exhibition focuses on phenomena and appearance through lines, forms and picture machines giving glances of reality. Polaroids, the impossibility of reflecting digital images, mirrors and narrow portraits focussing without aperture, flat and the rejection of picture editing in lines and photocopy demands a cognition of points of time and became a method of sketching. Without preferences between “true” and “created” nature in a classical opinion of academic art in theories of mimesis, imagination and idea and conclusions in abstract thought “old and new sketches, 3 paintings and some music in a bar” 2000-2020 shows an approach of just being an eye with hands, eyes without scruples, no philosophical art, no painters that think but a try to say something as an artist, recognizing and concluding in an exhibition, realizing that some sketches stand on its own piece of paper.


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darwinsnightmare

darwins nightmare | 2005

vogelkaernten

Kärnten, Austria | 2002

zippbild

Zipp Painting | 2001

oskar

Oskar, Zaragoza | 2007

tom

Tom | 2006

bandprobe

jamming | 2002

radierung

my first printed matter, untitled, etching | 2003

lisa

Lisa, Graz| 2003

massagekaefer

massagebeetles | 2005

maiglueckchen

Stilllife | 2002

hoppala

ups | aroundc2002

tom

untitled | 2005

tvgestalt

TV figure | 2005

tom

holidays| 2003

skull

death | 2005

schneiderlein

dressmaker - elephant skins | 2006

arbeit

untitled | 2001-2006

zugkairo

train, Cairo | 2004

aftertag

aftertag | 2013

panda

untitled | 2005

ihs

IHS | 2020

fish

Fish, anima | 2005

nurbravundleiseseinkomplett

just being nice and silent| 2001-2007

skulptur

untitled , thoughts about sculpture| around 2005

selfportraits

selfportraits | 202-2007

zimmer graubuenden

Room, Switzerland | 2007

bif

bif| 2003

portraithand

untitled | 2000

invinoveritas

in vino veritas| 2005

madrid

Mardrid | 2007

fluc

untitled | 2013

untitled_malerei
parasolia

untitled | 2013

trypt1

Trypt | 2020

trypt2

Trypt | 2020

trypt3

Trypt | 2020

black bird

black bird | 2020

holzschnitt

sketch for woodcut | 2004

architektur

notes on architecture | 2005

beleidigt

disappointed| 2005

melkmaschine

melking machine, Switzerland | 2007

jannsen

notes on art and fashion, horst jannsen | 2005

portraits_stifte

untitled | 2004

akt_irland

untitled, Dublin | 2020

selber

on myself | 2006

2sketch2
dobi

Dobroslav | 2004

schaukel

holideays | 2003

deathandthegirl1

the girl and death 1| 2007

deathandthegirl2

the girl and death 2 | 2007

deathandthegirl3

the girl and death 3 - switch over | 2007

2sketch

untitled | 2003

skelett

hug | 2004

animation_lecture

lecture on animation | 2004

betty

Betty | 2004

nowords

untitled | 2003

haeckisaeck

untitled | 2003

berlin2004

Berlin | 2004

fehn

structures of form 1 | 2020

nehmaschine

structures of form 2 | 2020

flaschen

structures of form 3 | 2020

wolke1

structures of form 4 | 2020

handy

structures of form 5| 2020

fehn

structures of form 6| 2020

kisten

structures of form 7 | 2020

birdy

structures of form 8 | 2020

wolke2

structures of form 9 | 2020

atelier1

structures of form 10| 2020

sonne

structures of form 11 | 2020

atelier2

structures of form 12 | 2020

sonne

structures of form 13| 2020

blitz

structures of form 14| 2020

weg

structures of form 15| 2020

zeichnung

structures of form 16 | 2020

wolke3

structures of form 17 | 2020

sadflowers

structures of form 18 | 2020

zipp_hangung1

structures of form | 2020