Claudia Hoffmann-Kaeufer is an abstract painter, who uses fluid acrylics to create colorful, detailed artworks. She loves contrasts and rythms, as they represent the changing environment she grew up with, in an area that changed from industrial coal mining to becoming the european capital of culture in 2010. Her spontaneous painting style is a representation of her acknowledgement of sudden change, both positive and negative, which is due to the fact, that the birth of her daughter and the death of her father happened only a few months apart. Her color palete is strongly influenced by Marco Bucci. Combining colors that have a conversation is her first step when starting a painting.