About Me & CV
Dominic Klassen, born 1990 in Detmold and mostly grown up. A young visionary who is steadily progressing in his evolutionary path and inspires people to think visionary, as well as act.
At the end of 2015, he began to paint without any prior knowledge with oil paints and an old business card as a spatula. He quickly realised that the colours and depth associated with it is a kind of liberation and peace for him. A place of rest but also a place of total exhaustion, because often the painting trips* last several hours. Quite intuitively, he began to combine painting with a kind of meditation.
In this he found an access to the universe) God energy, his subconscious and the emotions hidden there, which he now makes visible in various ways.
Social commitment and nature-conscious life are very important to him. This is reflected in projects such as art against cancer, energetic painting, an art project in the Hambacher Forest and other projects.
In 2018, he opened a pop-up gallery in the Mittelstraße in Lemgo and curates three young artists to present their works.
Full of energy and determination, he gets involved in new and often unexplored life situations.
October 2020 he began his art studies at the HBK. The authorization to study there he got after recognition of special artistic ability. Shortly after he stopped studying because a free frame and movement was more important to him, especially in the Covid times.
With the establishment of his fashion label, his creative expression and sense of environmental awareness expanded.
He is also interested in art related to energy work, consciousness expansion, indigenous medicine and "spiritual" practices.
Bimbache Art Solo Exhibition with Performance Art by Beljana Namoari Metje & Music by Torsten de Winkel - Bimbache openArt, El Hierro Canary Islands
Spectrum II - Group Exhibition, former Medical Center, Detmold Open Exhibition - Abstract Paintings, Hospital, Detmold
Open Atelier - transformation of a house into a Gallery space, Detmold
Open Atelier - Group Exhibition with multidisciplinary Artists, Schloss Brake
Neue Werke - Cafe im Grünen im Naturfreundehaus, Veldrom
EYES - Photographic Exhibition. Portraits of Ethiopia taken during Koshe Photographic journey Stückweise Unverpackt, Detmold
Sicht-Weise Solo Exhibition - Foyer Klinikum Lippe, Detmold esskizziert Group Exhibition with Espassiert label, Hamburg „Sapperlot“ Group Exhibition, Freikunstkultur collective Vienna CreativHaus, Steinheim
Abstrakte Werke Station 4c, Hospital Detmold E(h)rgebung Series, Stückweise Unverpackt, Detmold
Pop-Up Gallery and curation of 3 artists, Lemgo International Short film Festival, Detmold Abstraktion, Hospital Detmold
Hamburg zeigt Kunst - bizco + emily, Hamburg Offenhaus-Live, online Exhibition Emotionen in Abstrakter Form, Grabe Café Detmold
I am Y Group Exhibition - collective Hexaschwarz, Karoline Hamburg Open Van Gallery Byron Bay, Australia
EYES Photographic Exhibition - portraits of Ethiopia taken during Koshe Photographic journey Hospital Detmold
INTERNSHIPS, STUDY & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014 - 2015
Head of Arts & Media, Core Artist Management, Hamburg Product Photographer Studio Marfa, Hamburg Product Photographer Bastian Austermann, Hamburg
2013 - 2014
Arts & Media assistant Core Artist Management, Hamburg 2012 - 2013
Photographic assistance Tino Criso Hamburg 2013
Still Photographer for short-film Auflösung, Hamburg 2010
Intensive studies Theology and Photography - University of the Nations, Herrnhut
Highschool Diploma - Abbotsford, Canada
Summer-Atelier - multidisciplinary art workshop for kids with Lippe im Wandel association focus on upcycling and nature art, Veldrom
Schulen für die Welt Art-auction, Detmold 2018
Live Painting MLOVE Festival, Hamburg
Open Painting Session Hambacher Forst bringing awareness to environmental injustice
Organisation of Open Painting Session Waldfrieden Wonderland, Stemwede
Art against Cancer Series of interventions in the city Live painting during open stage event, Detmold
Curation of painting workshop Energetic Painting & organisation of Open Painting Session Waldfrieden Wonderland Festival, Stemwede
Koshe Photographic journey
Organisation of several projects with the local people with a focus on street kids and teenage women to help improving living conditions and end extreme poverty in the nation. Examples of activities : photography, cooking, sewing, teaching English & Maths, etc. Ethiopia
Images taken during this time were exhibited in 2012 at „EYES" exhibition in Detmold
Honorary staff Youth With A Mission, Herrnhut
Rolling Papers design collaboration with getpraise Collective, Hamburg https://getpraise.de/products/praise-x-dominik
Custom Bike Design - Collaboration with Benjamin Paul, Lemgo
Founding of KS Fashion-label Creation, Design & Marketing, Detmold Upcycling series collaboration with ABC Guitars
Design for custom Guitar Collection using upcycling materials, Detmold
Personal assistant for Robyn TeVelde
Photographer, Modelcoach, Event-Planing, Music and Film Illawaras Next Topmodel, Wollongong Australia
MENTIONS AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Rooted for Peatsmoke Journal Artwork collaboration with Poetry by Melissa Darcey https://www.peatsmokejournal.com/fall2021fiction/melissa-darcey
Interview for Die Kultur Reporter Kanal21, Bielefeld www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUSrjVaehQk
Sommer Atelier with Lippe im Wandel - Lippische Landeszeitung Detmold 2018
Pop-Up Galerie Lemgo Design - Lippische Landeszeitung Detmold https://www.lz.de/22290639
Emotionen in Abstrakter Form - Lippische Landeszeitung Detmold
Showcase of selected photographs for Pick a Pocket artist collective - MOTA Magazine