Claudia Katharina Lüthi alias Abdelghafar El Bana
Born 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland
Living in Switzerland
Education 2001-2004 studies at the New Art School in Zurich
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.
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 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
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
2011 Participation for the International Contemporary Masters Vol. 5
2012 My own art book about the last 10 years