claudia luethi alias abdelghafar

Oilpainting on canvas from a grey herons family up in the trees. Can you see the little babies on the left side, they are sweet, aren’t they? This painting has a wonderful wooden shadow gap frame.

I love to paint oil colours because they are smooth and I can paint in several coatings. So there is a threedimensional effect in my paintings.
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 sence to see the negative things in live because all the peoble around me has also negative things in there live.
In 2006 I began to paint oilcolour on velvet. I like to play with the structure from the velvet. There is a special effect on the painting with velvet.
There were peoble 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 citiescapes have to live, I want really not to copy only fotos but that the peoble can smell the woods or the salt water of the sea, hear the sound of the birds and the hoofs galopping over the floor. Then I reached my goal.
I reach my goal when the painting is more vivid than the fotos, when the peoble stand there, look at and forget the time.
The story of my artist-name is a short marriage with an egyptian-man who had this name.
It sounds special so I kept this name as my artist-name.

Exhbitions

2015            Digital Exhibition at Artexpo New York
2015            Private exhibition in the Hotel Ritz Four Seasons in Lisbon organized through USIA

2014            Digital Exhibition at Spectrum Miami
2014            Exhibiton with Francisco Lacerda in the Hotel Eurostar das Vetras in Lisbon, Portugal
2014            The power of perception at the S Space Gallery, New York
2014          „THE EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION“ at Bulgary Hotel & Residences London
2014           Exhibiton with Francisco Lacerda in the Hotel Eurostar das Vetras in Lisbon, Portugal
2014           Digital exhbition of my artworks in ALL INDIA CONTEMPORARY ART EXHBITION 2014

2013           Exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in New York
2013           Exhbition at the Gallery Flussreif in Berikon, Switzerland
2013           Exhbition at the garage Dubler in Wohlen Switzerland

2012           Parallax ART Fair, London
2012           Exhibition in the book shop Bodmer AG, Zurich

2011/12     Exhibition in the restaurant Erushof, Bettwil Switzerland
2011           SIGNAL-IDUNA Businesstower in Mannheim, Germany, organised from the gallery Böhner.

2010          Exhibition in the rooms of the municipality in Buchs, Zurich
2010          Exhibition in the Hubraum in Buchs Kehrsatz

2008/09  Egli’s Horse Trend Shop, Hinwil ZH

2008/09  Restaurant Eintracht, Schafisheim

2007         Iftest AG, Wettingen

2005         Restaurant Sternen, Wettingen

2004         Restaurant Bergli, Bergdietikon
2004         In the rooms of the dentist Dr.med.dent. Barna Bescek, Zurich

Awards:

2015               Certificate of Excellence for being among the best 100 artist presented in
the 13th online contect on artavita.com

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

Publications

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

2012                My own art book about the last 10 years