About

“I do not seek – I find.”

Seeking – that is starting out from the already known and wanting to find what is already known in the new. Finding – that is completely new!

The new also in the movement. All paths are open and what is found is unknown. It is a venture, a holy adventure!

Pablo Picasso

Since childhood, I have been animated by my curiosity, my constant desire to learn, gain experience, and grow through it. Since 2013, I have enjoyed having a lot of time to myself, which I spend in my studio. It was the beginning of an exciting, educational, exhausting journey that has taught me to let go, thereby making room for creative newness.

Artistically, I am primarily self-taught, inspired by classes withGabriele Musebrink, Ines Hildur, Dietlind Vanderschaaf, Rebecca Crowell, Lia Rothstein and the brief but intense mentoring of Michael David.

My heart beats for the abstract expressionists of the 20th century, and I develop my conceptual vocabulary by exploring natural materials and an intuitive and process-oriented approach. Various waxes, natural resins, stone powders, sump lime, sands, and pigments are components of my contemporary interpretation of the ancient techniques of encaustic and fresco painting.

I have been represented since 2017 by the gallery “frontofbicycle” in Basel. I am a member of the Swiss Association of Visual Femal Artists (SGBK), the International Encaustic Association (IEA) and Founding Member of the European Encaustic Artists Community (EEA).

In Switzerland, my works were shown at various group exhibitions of frontofbicycle in Basel and ARTE Binningen. Internationally, I was invited to present my encaustic works at the juried shows of the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown (“Trans” in 2018), the Atlantic Gallery in New York (“Re-Building in 2020“), and the Trevisan International Art Gallery in Bologna, Italy (“Little Treasures” in 2019).

Online.Since 2019 I have taught wax painting techniques (encaustic and cold wax) in my studio kunstfreiraum in Oberwil, and various art academies in Germany and Online.

Education

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, “TAO”, June 2020

Truro Center of the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, USA, Lia Rothstein „Encaustic & Cold Wax, a Sensational Synergy“, May 2019

Zijedlings, Tilburg, NL, Dietlind Van der Schaaf „Transparencies, Layers and See Throughs“, Encaustic Workshop, April 2019

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, “Licht in Grau-Weiss-Modulationen”, November 2018

Truro Center of the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, USA, Jodi Reeb „Alternative Surfaces“, June 2018

Truro Center of the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, USA, Susan Lasch Krevitt „Cyanotypes“, June 2018

Alicia Tormey, „Learn to Burn“, February 2018

Geistreich, Dortmund, Gabriele Musebrink, „Master Class Steinzeichen“, March 2017

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, “Stille und Kraft”, October 2016

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, Masterclass “Der Zenstrick in Aufgebrochenes”, August 2015

„Le Grand Bleu“ with Ines Hildur in St. Paul de Vence, France, April 2014

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink “Die haptische Herausforderung mit dem Extremen”, March 2014

Fabrik am See, Academy for Contemporary Art, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink “Dem Unvorhersehbaren auf der Spur”, April 2013

Kunstfabrik Wien, Austria, Gabriele Musebrink “Dem Unvorhersehbaren auf der Spur”, February 2013

Exhibitions

“Mystische Enkaustik”, Aare Galerie, Winznau, April 2022

Ceramics meet Encaustic, Exhibition with Mimi Wyss, Basel, December 2021

(Re-)BUILDING, Juried Exhibition Atlantic Gallery, New York, July 2021

frontofbicycle „Room to Breathe“ , Galerie Katapult, Basel, April 2021

Trevisan International Art, „The Illusion of Reality“, Bologna, December 2019

frontofbicycle, PopUp Gallery Rheinsprung, Basel, April 2019

arte binningen, Binningen, November 2018

frontofbicycle @ Voltahalle, Voltahalle, Basel, November 2018

“Trans”, Juried Exhibition Truro Center of the Arts, Provincetown, June 2018

frontofbicycle „14 Artists & a Silver Birch“ , Braswell Art Center, Basel, April 2018

frontofbicycle „Art meets Glenfiddich“ , Braswell Art Center, Basel, November 2017

frontofbicycle „Pop Up Gallery, Basel, March 2017