Claudia ‘Mad.C’ Walde
Claudia ’MadC’ Walde is among the most successful female street artists. She was born in Bautzen, Germany in 1980 but raised in Ethiopia. She studied at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle as well as the Central Saint Martin’s College in London. As Claudia ‘MadC’ Walde sprayed her first graffiti pieces back in the mid-1990s, she gained respect for her burner walls, with dynamic wild style pieces placed in detailed sceneries. She is not only a talented and emerging artist but also a professional author for graffiti and street art, which shows her cultural and anthropological insight. She published Sticker City – Paper Graffiti Art (2007), Street Fonts – Graffiti Alphabets From Around The World (2011) and Street to Canvas (2021).
In 2018 she broke her own record when she painted the 1000-Wall, a wall with an area of 1000m2, for the newly inaugurated apartment building The Paragon in Chicago. This mural is most likely the largest art piece created by a single artist. The artist is very well known for her distinctive murals all over the world, including Mexico, America, England, France, Sweden, Germany and Tahiti.