About the Swiss Artist
The artist’s name is Oliver Schibli. He was born in the year of 1977 in the city of Baden, Switzerland. He began to experiment with all kinds of art early in his school years. After his experiments with painting and art, he decided to do a four-year apprenticeship as a sign maker and went to the visual school of art in Bern, Switzerland. There he learned all the different techniques from calligraphy, writing with feathers, working with gold leaf and all other aspects of creating. It was essential to learn the basics of the different materials, techniques, and possibilities.
Always with a normal job in the office during the day he worked evenings and during every free minute got more sure which direction he wanted to go. He was then sure that he wanted to become an artist! It all started in 2014, when Oliver made the life-changing decision to become a full-time artist.
This has given him the opportunity to find his unique style, and in the year 2014 he left Switzerland to work in Asia away from every deflection in Zurich and had his own Art Gallery/Studio in Thailand during this time. He worked almost fifteen hours every day on his technique and ideas and experimented a lot. He also started to produce different accessories and upcycling Furniture with his art on it and created his own Art brand.
After his time in Asia and lots of hours of experimenting and having learnt a lot about the production process he decided to go back to Switzerland and take his art career to another level.
After his return to Switzerland, he had several successful Exhibitions in Zurich and then came the first big moment in his Artist Life: He won the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai during Art Dubai in 2016! His winning Painting was presented to thousands of people during this time, which gave him the trust in himself.
Oliver’s work has been described as a “revelation of the soul.” Oliver has spent his life exploring human emotion through art. He began painting at age 12, and by middle school he was attending painting classes. In 2017 he had his first gallery exhibition in Zurich, and in June 2017 he was invited from the American luxury hotel group Pullman Hotels & Resorts to their new global Art initiative “Artist Playground by Pullman.” He was invited to Thailand to the flagship hotel from Southeast Asia and worked 4 weeks in the hotel, creating his solo show Faces of Siam.
In 2019 he opened his new studio Art Loft in Niederrohrdorf, Switzerland with 200 m2 of artworks only 25 minutes from Zurich Airport on the beautiful country side. Most recently he has explored the potential to free painterly practice from control of conscious with works like Royal Abstract series which have been exhibited in Los Angeles, Switzerland, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The next step was an apprenticeship as a Derase Mental Coach which he completed November 20 at Derase Academy with certificate making his art even more deep and unique with a focus on mental health end emotions.
His quote: “ Abstract art is the perfect canvas for the intersection of imagination and emotion, where the artist’s hand is guided purely by the flow of inspiration and the viewer’s eyes are invited to dance to the rhythm of the unknown. ”
Article on Art Market Magazine: “The spectacular and the invisible”
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