9 piece(s) in the gallery
A Switzerland native, Geissbuhler moved to the United States in 1992 to pursue a career in art, and has now worked successfully as a full time artist for over 19 years. His key sources of inspiration include travel, nature and music. His work has been sold and featured in numerous galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, and can be found in many national and international, private and corporate collections, including MetLife Insurance, AAM Recordings, the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL), and Casino Kursaal Bern (Switzerland). Most recently, Geissbuhler was commissioned by CMSSL to create two paintings for presentation as gifts to the internationally known conductor Leonard Slatkin, and Centene Corporation CEO, Michael F. Neidorff.
In terms of technique, Geissbuhler regularly paints with spackling knifes and strives to generate "art that sings" through each layer of color. He begins with a loose outline of the subject, then, depending on the desired outcome, he applies thin, translucent layers of acrylic, or heavier, saturated layers of the impasto style. Occasionally, accent lines are scratched into the paint with a sharp metal tool for visual emphasis. Geissbuhler handcrafts his own frames from lightweight ebony-stained oak panel. Each painting is attached with brushed-metal cylinders, which allow the painting to float above the panel and give the artwork a more modern, three-dimensional look.
Stefan Geissbuhler's work never ceases to stimulate a spectrum of emotions and silently invites viewers to take a deeper, atypical look at the world, inside and out.
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