Claudia Luethi

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.

Exhibitions

20. – 24. August 2020
Artbox Project in Zurich

19th January 2020
Image of the day on ArtTour International

15. Mai – 15. Juli 2020
Hotel Eurostar das Letras at Lisbon, Portugal

2019
Solo exhibition in the in the rooms of the municipality in Unterlunkhofen, Switzerland
Artbox Project in Zurich and Miami

2018/19
Solo exhibition „Long Live Freedom“ at Skyvalet in Lisbon, Portugal
curated through USIA Co. UK
Hotel Eurostar das Letras at Lisbon, Portugal

2016
Artexpo New York
Art Monaco
Spectrum Miami

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

2014
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 
ALL INDIA CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION 2014

2013
Group exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in New York
Group exhibition at the Gallery Flussreif in Berikon, Switzerland

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

2011/2012
Solo exhibition in the restaurant Erushof, Bettwil Switzerland
 with paintings and drawings from animals and horses

2011
Group exhibition in the SIGNAL-IDUNA Businesstower in 
 Mannheim, Germany, organised from the gallery Böhner.

2010
Solo exhibition in the rooms of the municipality in Buchs, Zurich
Group exhibition in the Hubraum in Buchs Kehrsatz

2008/09
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

2007
Solo exhibition Iftest AG, Wettingen

2005
Solo exhibition Restaurant Sternen, Wettingen

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

Awards:

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

2012 Honorable mention on the 2nd Art Contest through Artavita.com

Publications

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