Exhibition Announcement: Claudia De Sabe
The Tattoo Collective are excited to show two extraordinary new works by London-based tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe.
Based at East London’s renowned Seven Doors tattoo studio, Italian-born Claudia De Sabe has been tattooing in the capital since 2006. Known for her creative take on Japanese style tattooing, Claudia combines Eastern influences with a Western twist to create a style uniquely her own. Starting out as a graffiti artist prior to embarking on a tattoo career, Claudia is a keen painter and has produced a multitude of works alongside tattooing.
New for 2018, Claudia has released an inspiring new book named ‘Drawings of an Autumn Garden’. The book is crafted in an unusual concertina format, which folds to reveal two beautiful and richly detailed paintings.
The Tattoo Collective are very proud to exhibit these impressive works for the first time.
Of the inspiration behind the paintings, Claudia says: ‘During my second trip to Japan, I discovered ‘goshuincho’ and the practise to collect goshuin (unique stamps) during one’s visit to the temples and shrines.
Each ‘goshuincho’, the very unique type of accordion style notebook to collect all your stamps, is a beautiful object in itself and it inspired the structure of these paintings. Before meeting my husband, I explored Japan on my own, spending days in silence, observing. Once back from my last visit in 2016, I started to paint this book. It has been my pilgrimage to understand more of Japanese imagery and of chrysanthemums shapes and structures, my favourite flowers since I was a child and admired by the Japanese population during autumn flower festivals every year.
Working relentlessly on the project almost everyday before and after work and on my days off, has been a deep practice to learn more in many ways about my weaknesses and my strengths, as one can do when visiting temples deep in the mountains.’
Don’t miss the chance to view these exceptional paintings at The Tattoo Collective, 17th & 18th March 2018. Claudia will be exhibiting and tattooing at the Seven Doors Tattoo booth; please contact Claudia directly for booking information.
Advance Tickets are now on sale – get yours today!