About Me

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.



2018 Sky Valet Lisboa, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado, Hangar 6, Apron 700, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal

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

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 from WWAB
2012                My own art book about the last 10 years

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