My work juxtaposes the old and the new, reality and whimsy, artificial and natural, and often contains subtle messages for those who care to delve deeper. 

I’m influenced by fantasy and the natural world equally, and express thoughts and feelings through real elements and intentional use of colour.

The Karoo is my birthplace, my place of healing and of being, and through my work I pay homage to this arid, sacred, varied, beautiful land by revealing its contrast-y beauty and its colourful characters – the kind that breathes and those who don’t – in this ongoing project I’ve dubbed “Krie”. 


Website: www.gitaclaassen.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/karoopix

Instagram: www.instagram.com/gitaclaassen


Contact details: 

Mobile: 081 077 8694

Email: photo@gitaclaassen.co.za