Explore the background to my work and my life
Capturing the sound of the present and converting the sounds into colors on a canvas
Artists respond to the world around them. But they also shape it – by translating their impressions and thoughts using paper, canvas or objects, these items are filled with a new power which the viewer can see and feel. They simultaneously become excerpt and summary, impression and expression, message and commentary of the world surrounding us.
Hence, it is unnecessary to focus on questioning their purpose – critique of the world or aesthetic decoration – or on any stylistic classification such as “abstract expressionism”, “action painting,” “pop art,” or “op art”. What matters is the effect of the artwork and what it triggers within those who observe it. Its meaning lies in awakening feelings, exposing emotions, and touching and releasing impulses.
This is what I aim to achieve with my art. I do not seek obvious, obtrusive symbolism or simple effect, but depth and radiance. My paintings do not judge, but draw attention and subtly invite you to look closely and wonder. They aim to touch your heart as well as your mind.
Fundamentally they are optimistic and joyful. They convey a positive mood, youthful enthusiasm and, above all, an immediate energy that is transmitted to those who engage with them. Above all, they unleash a spacious vitality that spreads around them and establish an inspiring, dynamic and at the same time relaxing atmosphere.
I live and work in Baden, Switzerland. Since childhood, I have had the urge to internalize the world around me and recreate it as drawings, paintings, and objects.
After training as a teacher in Aarau from 1970 -1974, I attended lectures in philosophy, art history, education and psychology at the University of Zurich. I worked as a teacher for six years before finally devoting myself full-time to artistic creation. I am married to a doctor and have three sons.
Nature, philosophy, current events, people, society and social issues are major themes in my work. Using different working techniques and materials I create drawings, watercolors, acrylic paintings and objects. Over many years as an autodidact, I developed my own unique signature style.
In addition to painting, I also created art objects out of everyday materials I collect. At first glance they often appear unusual or funny and yet these assemblages should also be thought-provoking and intriguing. For example, syringe needles and envelopes from my husband's practice are transformed into colorful, ornamental and often opulent works, in which the material itself only becomes apparent at second glance.
The pencil drawings I made as a young teacher were very precise and orderly, but at that time already attracted attention. My watercolors have evolved over the years into spontaneous, imaginative, and pleasing compositions and have received recognition at exhibitions in Switzerland, the US, and Japan. The positive response to these works gave me the courage to take further steps. With acrylic colors my language has gained stronger expressiveness and my signature style makes them recognizable everywhere.
My work has been exhibited in many renowned galleries and museums around the world.
2019-2021 Hotel Arte Olten, Switzerland
2020 Participation in ART ZURICH at Puls 5, Zurich, Switzerland
2019 Gallery Fukuya, Hiroshima, Japan
2018 Participation in ART ZURICH at Puls 5, Zurich, Switzerland
2018 Exhibition in Olten Parallel Realities, Olten, Switzerland
2018 Participation in the exhibition at Pier 94, New York, United States
2017 Participation in Los Angeles Art Fair January by Steiner Gallery, Vienna, Los Angeles, United States
2017 Participation in ART ZURICH at Puls 5, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Participation in the Contemporary Art Fair Zurich at the Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Participation in the Rhy Art Fair Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2016 Solo exhibition at Heimatwerk, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 Onishi Gallery, New York, United States
2015 Galerie am Lindenhof, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Stanzerei, Baden, Switzerland
2003 Solo exhibition at Nankai Hospital, Nankai, Japan
2008 September 22 - 28 Solo exhibition at Itoshima Pavilion, Fukuoka, Japan
2008 April 5 - May 5 solo exhibition at Villa Nogami, Fukuoka, Japan
2008 Inclusion of some works in the collection of Art Museum Bokuden Matsuda, Fukuoka, Japan
2008 April / May exhibition at An-Sei Gallery, Uhika, Japan
2007 July 18 - 25 Solo exhibition at Fukuya Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
2007 July 23 - 30 Solo exhibition at Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2007 July 16 - 22 Solo exhibition at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
2006 Solo exhibition at West-Gate Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
2006 Commemorative exhibition, Hiroshima, Japan
2006 May / June group exhibition at Nankai Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
2006 January / February exhibition at Bank of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
2005 Solo exhibition at Nankai Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
2004 Art & Design exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany
2003 Solo exhibition at Gasuba Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 Solo exhibition at Gallery Oka, Hiroshima, Japan
2000 Group exhibition in collaboration with the Japanese artist Toshio Oka, Müllerhaus, Lenzburg, Switzerland
1992 - 2016 Own gallery in the rooms of the practice of Dr. Kulstrunk, Baden, Switzerland
1992 Exhibition in the studio of the frame gallery Tschudin, Münchenstein, Switzerland
1988 -1990 Exhibition in the rooms of the gift boutique of Madeleine Senn, Basel, Switzerland
1987 Solo exhibition in the gallery Küng, BASEL, Switzerland
1987 Solo exhibition at the gallery Momo, Basel, Switzerland
1987 Gallery West, Lenzburg, Switzerland
1986 Gallery Vitrine, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
1985 Gallery Bruckner, Laufen, CH1985 Gallery Demenga, Riehen, Switzerland