‘Art of Sail’ – a nearly inexhaustible topic.
Frauke Klatt has managed to integrate the impressions left by 30 years sailing and life near the sea into he paintings. Today, Frauke Klatt works in two techniques:
Watercolours on Sailcloth – They are unique because of the lightness and technique. What could be more appropriate than to use the very material that sailboats cannot do without? The structure of the fabric, the sign of wear and tear and all the folds are integrated into the picture. What results is a unique creation marked by the character of the sailcloth.
Acrylics on Canvas – Large format paintings that use the vivid colours and the plasticity of the colour supplemented with sand. With this particular method, the dynamics of sailing regattas erupt in these paintings, some seem to explode with the foam, but also the dead calm of a sultry summer day.
Frauke Klatt has a long list of successful, mostly solo exhibitions: Travemünde/Baltic Sea, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Denia/Spain, Heeg/Netherlands, Cowes/Isle of Wight, London, New York and Monaco. You will find her paintings at art exhibitions in conjunction with boat shows such as the Düsseldorf Galeria, Monaco’s Yacht Show and Hamburg’s Art Maritim.
Frauke Klatt’s work hangs in the offices and apartments of sailing enthusiasts all over the world, and continues to attract an international audience.
"My sailboats are depicted often without a hull. The wind and the waves which carry the boats are the most meaningful elements. The crew is not visible- at that point in time when we look at the picture, we have taken over the role of the crew. I do not strive for complete detail within the painting, but rather search for new ways to express motion, élan and energy."