Claudia Luethi alias Abdelghafar

Artist Bio

I love to paint oil colours because they are smooth and I can paint in several coatings. So there is a three dimensional effect in my paintings. I don’t do sketches on the canvas, I just begin to paint. I learned for myself that sketches block my creativity, so I just begin with the painting directly.

A curator from Creative Concept Inc. describes in my paintings is an understated incandescence and that my style is both contemporary and classic all at once. It places me in a artistic realm that is somehow entirely familiar. When someone looks at my paintings there is a vision that resonates with the viewer long after viewing.

I love colours to express the positive attitude to my live. I believe that there is all the time a door open when I believe it. There is no sense to see the negative things in live because all the people around me has also negative things in there live.

In 2006 I began to paint oil colour on velvet. I like to play with the structure from the velvet. There is a special effect on the painting with velvet. It is also a very rare and difficult style because you really have to pay attention where you paint, you can not correct it and because of the structure you have to be very exact.

There were people telling me to paint abstract things than I would have the better chance to sell it. But I love to paint animals, to bring there soul and character on the canvas or velvet, to give them live that when you pass the painting you are just thinking: „ups, this animal has it moved?“
Also the landscapes and cityscapes have to live, I want really not to copy only fotos but that the people can smell the woods or the salt water of the sea, hear the sound of the birds and the hoofs galloping over the floor. Then I reached my goal.

I reach my goal when the painting is more vivid than the fotos, when the people stand there, look at it and forget the time.

The story of my artist-name is a short marriage with an Egyptian who had this name.
It sounds special so I kept this name as my artist-name.


Los Angeles Art Show
Artexpo New York
Biennale Art Expo Venice
Hyperions Basel during the Art Basel
Hamptons Fine Art Fair


Red Dot Miami
Florence Biennale
"From Europe with Love" at Westin New York at Times Square
Tokyo Tower Art Fair
Artexpo New York

Artbox Project in Zurich

19th January 2020
Image of the day on ArtTour International

Solo exhibition in the in the rooms of the municipality in Unterlunkhofen, Switzerland
Artbox Project in Zurich and Miami

Solo exhibition „Long Live Freedom“ at Skyvalet in Lisbon, Portugal
curated through USIA Co. UK
Hotel Eurostar das Letras at Lisbon, Portugal

Artexpo New York
Art Monaco
Spectrum Miami

Digital exhibition at Artexpo New York
Private exhibition in the Hotel Ritz Four Seasons in Lisbon organised through USIA

Digital exhibition at Spectrum Miami
Exhibition together with Francisco Lacerda in the Hotel Eurostar das Letras in Lisbon, Portugal
The power of perception at the S Space Gallery, New York
„THE EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION“ at Bulgary Hotel & Residences London
Digital exhibition of my artworks in 

Group exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in New York
Group exhibition at the Gallery Flussreif in Berikon, Switzerland

Parallax ART Fair, London
Solo exhibition in the book shop Bodmer AG, Zurich

Solo exhibition in the restaurant Erushof, Bettwil Switzerland
 with paintings and drawings from animals and horses

Group exhibition in the SIGNAL-IDUNA Businesstower in 
 Mannheim, Germany, organised from the gallery Böhner.

Solo exhibition in the rooms of the municipality in Buchs, Zurich
Group exhibition in the Hubraum in Buchs Kehrsatz

Solo exhibition in the Egli’s Horse Trend Shop, Hinwil ZH
 with paintings and drawings from horses also with oil on velvet the first time
Solo exhibition Restaurant Eintracht, Schafisheim

Solo exhibition Iftest AG, Wettingen

Solo exhibition Restaurant Sternen, Wettingen

Solo exhibition Restaurant Bergli, Bergdietikon
Solo exhibition In the rooms of the dentist Barna Bescek in Zurich


2023 Certificate of finalist in the 57th online contest on

2021 Certificate of Excellence for being among the best 100 artist presented in the 49th online contest on

2019 Certificate of excellent art quality on the Luxembourg Art Prize
19th January 2020 Image of the day on ArtTour International

2015 Certificate of Excellence for being among the best 100 artist presented in the 13th online contest on

2015 Honoured mention as the top artist of the year 2015 through USIA

2014 Fine Art Competition „Conscious Creation 2014 Winner of a Honorable mention through Vivid Arts Network

2012 Honorable mention on the 2nd Art Contest through


2011 Participation for the International Contemporary Masters Vol. 5 
from WWAB

2012 My own art book about the last 10 years

2013 Wohler Anzeiger, Newspaper in our region of Switzerland

2013 My Travel report featured in the online Version of the NY Arts Magazine

2015 Art in America 2015 Guide

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