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Creativity Explored

Claus Groeger

Born in Switzerland in 1953, Claus Groeger came to the Creativity Explored studio in 1999. Though he doesn’t speak, Groeger’s body language and art communicate a great deal.

Groeger most often works with found objects, his nimble fingers deftly arranging the disparate elements of a box of chaos into orderly compositions. Buttons, bottlecaps, beads, stones, nails, and any other similarly small objects are combined in arrangements that remove their original meaning and make them integral parts of a new, cohesive unit.

This tactile process serves not only an avenue to engage with common objects in uncommon ways, but it is also a valuable therapeutic outlet for Groeger. He is constantly engrossed in his work and would probably not stop for lunch if he were not prompted. This devoted attention pays off in the precious, jewel-box quality of his finished work.

Recently, Groeger has settled into making abstract paintings and drawings. As an experienced studio artist, Groeger is always finding new ways to challenge himself as a maker. His curiosity is embodied through his current series of gestural paintings. Often, his lines flow off the paper functioning as an extension of his thirst for knowledge. 

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Samples of Groeger's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
FULL STOP!, Creativity Explored, San Francisco

2011
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA