Case Maclaim

The artist Case Maclaim immortalised himself in our Superior Plus room 709. Across three walls of the room the viewer can see a hand in different poses, moving a paper boat in waves - this with a stunningly realistic look that is typical for Case.

Case is the artistic name of Andreas von Chrzanowski, an artist from the German graffiti scene who grew up in East Germany. He began painting with aerosols in 1995 and uses this medium to paint portraits and photorealistic pictures and bodies, which he frees from their usual environment. This enables him to replace the traditional image of beauty with contentious pictures. One of the most incisive aspects of his work is the texture of the surfaces that he uses. In general, he uses the cardboard packaging materials for the aerosols, which are held together with glue, staples and adhesive tape. Sometimes even small parts, staples and adhesive tape are bonded together. Sometimes small parts and pieces of wood are stuck to the surface. It is the diametrically opposed structure of these perfectly executed pictures that gives Case’s works their unique character.

To see more impressions of Case Maclaim's art, visit this Instagram page: