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.
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.
2016 Artexpo New York
2015 Digital Exhibition at Artexpo New York
2014 Digital Exhibition at Spectrum Miami
2013 Exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in New York
2012 Parallax ART Fair, London
2011/2012 Exhibition in the restaurant Erushof, Bettwil Switzerland
2010 Exhibition in the rooms of the municipality in Buchs, Zurich
2008/09 Egli’s Horse Trend Shop, Hinwil ZH
2007 Iftest AG, Wettingen
2005 Restaurant Sternen, Wettingen
2004 Restaurant Bergli, Bergdietikon
2015 Certificate of Excellence for being among the best 100 artist presented in the 13th online contect on artavita.com
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