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Clara Oppel lives as a freelance artist in Graz. Her works position themselves at the interfaces between sound, space, installation and sculpture.
She devotes herself especially to the configuration and movement of acoustic signals in space. She is concerned with the interactions between acoustical and visual perception.
Every sculpture displays intermodal properties, every object generates a story and communicates itself.
Situations are evoked, which are simultaneously both picture and sound. As we perceive the hushed fluctuations in her sound installations, we are taken on voyages into those intermediate spaces where sound stimulates the visual imagination.
Oppel studied painting and sculpture in Nuremberg and Vienna, and completed postgraduate studies at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. She worked as artistic assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2002 till 2006. She has held numerous scholarships, including the prestigious grant of the Municipality of Graz in 2019.