Claudia Böse: Interview

Claudia Böse, Staying Alive 2012, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm (courtesy of the arti
Claudia Böse, Staying Alive 2012, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm (courtesy of the artist, photo: Douglas Atfield)

Matthew Krishanu interviews painter Claudia Böse about her work.

Böse comments that her works "are domestic. There is something about the domestic because they could be table mats, they could be screens. My work is also about things you handle every day. It’s not so explicit in this show but I’ve used the format of CDs, cassettes, of screens, of steps … but not very consciously."

Asked about finishing a work, Böse answers: "It resonates with something, there’s some affiliation I feel, something that I wanted to mention or to address feels contained at that moment. But sometimes I don’t know it straight away…I need to come back to the studio three days later, or even six months later, I have it turned round, and then I feel ‘ah yes, it is finished’. It’s also just very practical, you feel there is nothing else you can do. You said everything you wanted to have said. It’s like – I also feel this is a bit like an equation – I feel equation done: I have done it – equals that."