Claudia Gurwitz

Attention to detail is vital to Claudia. She is a great observer of the detail of form, structure and shapes in nature. Claudia sees the unseen. She has always observed the world through a micro setting, zoning in on the unremarkable, less significant plant forms.

Claudia presents a magnified perspective of random plant matter, reframing these as vital structures in their own right. These micro-landscapes offer the viewer windows into this unnoticed space, revealing a world of texture and movement. She further breaks down these forms and captures the light between.

Claudia’s most recent image making has become further abstracting through the exploration of collage elements. Cropping, isolating and reassembling further redefine the subject. These slightly uncomfortable combinations of reconstructed landscapes jump the register. They are seemingly formal and technical, at the same time as being organic.


Claudia Gurwitz was born in Cape Town. She is a yoga teacher & contemporary artist.

After completing 2 years towards a BAFA at Michaelis, UCT in 1996, Claudia left the University to do her Yoga teacher’s training and completed national certifications in various holistic disciplines.

Since 1997 Claudia has run her own established yoga centres in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, and Riebeek Kasteel, in the Swartland.  After her 9 year journey into the healing arts, Claudia returned to painting and a three-year mentorship under Julia Teale at Spencer Street Studio. Claudia has embraced working as a professional artist since 2007.


Claudia Gurwitz