In her work, Claudia Gurwitz explores natural form, and what botanical art is not. Although her painting stems from the strength and potency of plant forms, it is not about flowers or plants at all, nor is it a botanical survey or intended to be photorealistic or even entirely representational.
Combining a taut, wound-up quality of painting technique with bold, blown-up representations of vital natural structures, Claudia’s canvases bounce, pulse and throb. Through careful observation in a micro setting, she exposes the essence of her subject and reveals its core, breaking down the form into texture, contrasts and movement.
The subject matter is almost irrelevant. Claudia’s work is about form and structure, about balance, harmony and tension.