Claudia Luethi (alias Abdelghafar)|
I am drawing and painting since I can think. So in school I wanted to go to the Art School in Switzerland. But the drawing teacher of the basic school gave me a bad mark in the report. He told the other pupils to take me as a good example for drawing. But he gave me this bad mark.
So I asked him for the reason and he told me that for my talent I don't work hard enough.
I was so disappointed that I didn't even try to go to this Art School. So live was going on and I made the commercial school in Baden and I worked in several business in the office as a secretary.
I kept on drawing and all the peoble told me how beautiful my art is.
Also my husband Peter bought for me some brushes, oil coulor and canvas.
So I began to paint. In 2003 I had my first exhibition in a dentist practice and I sold also paintings there. So my life was going on and I found a other job in an office where I was working as a marketing assistant.
We went to an exhibion in munich and our slogan was ,the clever cow-siwss-peoble".
We had also a cow with us form polyester and coloured with white and black points.
One man came to as to ask for a painter who can paint this cows and my boss told him that I can to it. The result was for the next to exhbitions in Munich that I was painting cows instead of cooking coffee!
I have not learned the drawing and painting in a school but many peoble told me that my paintings are just living and have a threedimensional effect.
So from the bad mark from my teacher I developed to an international asked artist. I was also invited to New York and Miami but for this I search sponsors...
But now I designed also a artbook from the last 10 years of my art-work. I have painted and drawed more than 120 paintings or drawing. So you can also see it in the internet when you go to my homepage www.kunst-grafik.ch click on the link books and you can leaf through it.
The story of my 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.
So the slogan of my life is ,keep on and the doors will open for you!"
Claudia Lüthi (alias Abdelghafar)
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.
I was not in an art school, maybe that was the chance to have my own style. I don't like to copy other artist, I have my own style.
2016 Artexpo New York
2016 Art Monaco
2016 Spectrum Miami
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 together 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 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
2011/2012 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