MadC was born as Claudia Walde in Germany in 1980. Throughout 21 years of constant engagement with graffiti and street art, she has worked her way from a teenager starting off with a spray can to become one of the world’s top street artists. She holds degrees in Graphic Design from two universities and published three books about street art, and her canvases are exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide. She has also always had a special immediate connection with the street itself, which shows in the numerous colourful murals she has painted around the world. MadC was invited to paint murals for Sinkka Museum in Finland, Wynwood in Miami and the prestigious Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, amongst others.
MadC’s style has roots in graffiti art, resulting in vividly coloured, dynamic calligraphy and transparency where all these different layers shine through and capture the energy of painting without using direct graffiti language. Her unique use of colour, composition and layering are perfectly paired with the spontaneous and fast painted lines of a calligrapher, and her abstract paintings boast of energy and depth - they draw you in and capture the viewer in a universe universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures. MadC’s work has been covered by various magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic, Saatchi Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Source, GraffitiArt Magazine and many more.