Seylech Leuthard

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SeylechArtist/Painter

 

 

 

 

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 ABOUT

Seylech was born in Lucerne in 1966. Early on in life he became interested in color, form, and art in general. After finishing an apprenticeship as baker / confectioner and basic military training he applied at the Lucerne school for arts and crafts. After being rejected he started an unusual career as an artist. Permeated by an inner fire he cut his own path alone. He became an autodidact and immersed himself in the study of art, visited art museums and galleries, sketched and painted.

In 1992 he met his wife Franziska, whom he married in 1994. Encouraged by her he became a free-lance artist in 2000. This was a very challenging period of his life – considering three children being born in those years.

Seylech’s technique is free and direct, and being endowed with a flair for color, form, and tension he creates very expressive works. He applies oil colors in paste-like form onto canvasses and works with spatula, paint brush, and sometimes bare hands. An artist who has found his unique way of expression.

Since he lives in close contact with nature and dwells daily in his gardens, he is inspired by the beauty of heaven and earth. Consequently he works with natural materials like wood, stone, and gold among others. This is also the reason why he interprets the sun and the universe in manifold and multi-faceted ways.

He has created about 1600 works of art over the course of the last twenty years that bear witness to his immense creative power. He has sold more than 1300 works which are on display in various practices, centers, hospitals, company and bank buildings, and private homes worldwide.

Seylech lives and works in Brienzwiler in Switzerland. His studio and art galleries in Brienzwiler and Brienz may be visited daily by appointment only.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Nature is my inspiration. In nature I experience freedom, beauty, fierceness, spontaneity, infinity, and order. Being part of nature, I am all of this. I live these qualities and express them through my art.

 EXHIBITIONS

2016

Gateway Art Center, New York City/Manhattan/USA
Foundation Artists-Way, St.Légier
Gallery du Calvaire, Gruyères

2015

MAG, Montreux
Townhouse Kloten, Zurich
Collective exhibition Stadthaus Unterseen, Interlaken

2014

EartH, Solothurn
Art in the Red House, Grosshöchstetten

2013

Visionary Art, Solothurn
Restaurant Old Crown, Stäfa

2012

Gallery Burger, Brienz
Paulus Room, Lucerne

2009

Collective exhibition, Zofingen
Lucerne Pianos, Lucerne

2007

Gallery Ishar, Taos/New Mexico/USA
Collective exhibition, Bern

2006

Gallery artefiz, Zurich
ART International, Zurich

2005

The Young Art Factory, Lucerne
Art International, Zurich
Gallery Trearte, Burgdorf

2004

Hotel Dorint Sofitel, A-Seefeld/Tirol
Gallery Engeler, Laufenburg

2003

Culture Center Liebegg, Männdorf
Paraplegic Center, Nottwil
Gallery Parabola, Zurich

2002

Gallery Carolina, Langenthal

2001

Gallery to Pefi, Wohlen/AG
Gallery Gilliet, Zurich

2000

Gallery Kelterhaus, D-Winningen

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