I grew up in a remote house in the outskirts of Stockholm. The winters often meant lots of snow, so much that my mum sometimes had to pull me around on a sledge since walking and even driving could be rather hard. I remember lying down on my back looking up at the sky seeing the sun and stars but most vivid in my memory - clouds. They were floating up there, ever-changing shape. They were real, physical, but then again not. At first, when you look at a cloud you look at the shape, but quickly you start looking through it, past and beyond. Your imagination is triggered. You drift away.
Claudius is the oldest cloud in the sky. He sees himself as the father of all clouds and spends most of his time smoking and contemplating. His favourite pipe was a gift from fellow student René Magritte. Claudius got it when they met at École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After a couple of years in the French capital, Claudius finally came to the conclusion that his place was rather up in the blue than the Louvre.
After finding Jeff Koons favourite wood master village in South Tyrol (yes the village where that Koons and Cicciolina piece was made) I had 32 wood sculptures made. They were well received and sold out in less than a week. This is the first character of the Klouds series. Wax stained ash wood. Standard size(main cloud ca 14 cm wide). Edition of 32. Numbered.
Dreamed up in Amsterdam. Man-machine made in Südtirol. Hand-finished in Berlin
Client: Kalle Haasum
Agency: Kalle Haasum
ROLES: Creative Director / Creative / Art Director
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