German visual artist liina klauss (1974) uses lost and discarded objects, found and re-contextualised within the natural environment. liina translates rubbish into rainbows exploring the intersection of culture and nature and perceptions of beauty and destruction. She has found a visual language for the pervasive impact of humans on the natural world. In 2011 liina started to make shockingly beautiful land-art from marine debris on Hong Kong beaches. Today liina creates everything from delicate mosaics to large scale public installation, using colour-bombing techniques with marine debris as a medium.
liina collaborates with schools, universities, corporations and communities, offering immersive experiences merging art, awareness and activism. She is known to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds, utilizing an artist’s perspective and positive creative action to raise sensitivity both for plastic pollution and the natural world.
liina had her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong in 2013 and since then her environmental installations have been part of multiple festivals, art-shows and international conferences in South-East Asia.
At present liina lives between Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia.
liina offers positive creative action to raise sensitivity both for plastic pollution and the natural world. She has worked with over 50 schools, universities, corporations and communities. Workshops like MAKE ART NOT WASTE, SOLE SEARCHING and TRACING WASTE inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. These immersive art experiences open up space to observe, to touch, to rethink our footprints as well as to reimagine these same footprints and find more sustainable solutions.
liina klauss is an environmental activist and artist known for her shockingly beautiful trash-land-art installations. Working with marine debris in South-East Asia for over 10 years she has become an expert in the field. She is happy to talk about her artistic practice or any topic related to art, activism and our perception of waste and beauty.
Latest public Speaking engagements:
2019 “Show me your waste and I tell you who you are.”
Future Design Week, Desa Potatohead, Bali
2018 “What we touch, touches us”
Wonderfruit Festival, Pattaya, Thailand
2018 “Perceptions of Waste and Value”
The Universal Sea Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2018 “Innovation needs a blank canvas”
Sustainable Solutions, Bali Greenschool, Indonesia
2017 “The Power of Colours”
Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 “Art, Awareness and Activism”
Zero Waste Global Summit, Hong Kong
(Full list in CV)