About the artist
Why she makes art:
Clea Rojas‘ perception of art brings "controversial" and "taboo" topics into a new kind of light. She claims she wants to fight against the conservative minds of people and start a revolutionary act of toleration and liberty.
Clea Rojas uses provocation as the main goal when creating the masterworks you can find in her gallery. Nevertheless, she can create all kinds of different emotions and perceptions too, as you can see while admiring her art. The artworks are often open for interpretation; therefore, people should not be afraid to deduct what the pieces mean.
Rojas is a 20 year old artist who spent 13 years in Málaga (Spain) and now lives in her mother´s city, Hamburg (Germany). She has been doing art her whole life and had the opportunity to grow up in a creative environment, as many of her family members are artists aswell. Clea likes to use verism (extreme or strict naturalism) when painting and drawing her ideas, but she also combines this with cubism or expressionism sometimes. Most importanly, Rojas is an artist who wants to fight against the conservative minds of people and against the standard roles of our society: "I like to depict provocative figures on my paintings, so that you can think about them. I want you to think about why you find the objects and figures"weird" and perhaps change your views on some things, or even share them with myself". The artist wants to break taboos and bring controversial topics like nipples, weed, psychadelics, boobs, vulvas, penises etc. into a new, normal, not taboo and different kind of light: "Who decided that boobs are not allowed to see the sunlight? Who decided that you are more misterious if you hide yourself? Who decides what is sexual and what not? These questions are the ones that I want you to think about when looking at my art. Additionally, my art is in no way intended to be porn or sexually arrousing; however, if someone does feel this way, it is only because society put the thought in their heads, that naked bodies equal sex. My aim is to change this with art.
Another point worth meintioning, is that Clea is a true representative of her generation, as she stands behind morals of liberty and tolerance: “I am a feminist, I belive in equality and at the same time, I constantly am living with the fear of my instagram account (@kdeclea) being taken down. Although male nipples can be shown on social media, females' are not allowed to be posted. Now, who decided that female´s nipples are sexual and male´s not? Just because female nipples have the ability to nurture a child? Since when are children sexual? They should not be."
Rojas wants her artworks to be hanging in every possible place, so that the most amount of people get to see them. Her paintings are good conversation-starters, thought-boosters and mind-changers. Most importantly, they will make your wall look flawless.
You will probably be hearing again of this new artist and you should remember her name and actually support her, as she will be all the future generations will be talking about soon.
- Member at Artfactory Graz
Mit ihrem Verständnis von Kunst rückt Clea Rojas kontroverse und tabuisierte Themen in ein neues Licht. Sie sagt, dass sie gegen die konservativen Köpfe der Menschen kämpfen möchte und einen revolutionären Akt der Toleranz und Freiheit beginnen will.
- Mitglied bei Artfactory Graz