claus steffen braun
claus’ pencil drawings are highly detailed and complex graphic works of a sensitive nature. juxtaposed, closely observed scenes of life in cape town. these works are controversial and provocative, often poignant, a little intriguing and quite emotive. each drawing tells it’s own tale.
my inspiration, as an artist is from a variety of truly, original local heroes that tell exciting visual stories of contrast and contradiction found in the environment around him. cape town is known for it’s bright colour and even brighter characters. black & white are the colours claus chooses as they have given this land its unique diverse history. storytelling is a predominant thread throughout claus’ contemporary work. he calls it cape town stories.