Susanne Leutenegger

Susanne

Sparkle
19 x 16 cm, 2018
acrylics, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Fabriano paper

Susanne

treasured ring
22 x 22 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel, chalk pastel on 5mm MDF board

Susanne

Ring of Blues
15,5 x 26cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel, chalk pastel on black Hahnemühle paper

Susanne

Tuba
23,5 x 39 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Hahnemühle paper

Susanne

canopy
24 x 39 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper

Susanne

Light hued and built to sing
91 x 61cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on canvas

Susanne

Spark
21,5 x 15, 5 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Hahnemuehle paper

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honey bee
43,5 x 28 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Hahnemühle paper

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joined
14 x 24,5 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Fabriano paper

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Susanne

slope and field
16,5 x 34,5 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper

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on a river bed
16,5 x 30 cm, 2018
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper



Susanne's biography

Painting is a process of “making” for me.
There is a variety of materials and experimenting with different approaches; mixing pigments with earth, plaster or marble dust, rolling and embossing clay, carving, cutting and reassembling pieces of paintings on paper, squeezing and trailing paint. There is a physicality and a playfulness to this making through which I aim to express inner states of being.
A painting can be a glimpse of life in movement, like the moment when a plant that has turned inwards is ready to unfurl outwards.
I wonder how a state of balance can be achieved when I try to capture and keep fluidity of movement so that it may hold the shape and bravely face into the wind.
I let colours intuitively spread their wings and sing a song which is energetic and patient, lucid and brave, dreamy and opaque. My art is about moments of life in motion.

In recent years Susanne has established herself as a Feldenkrais teacher, and awareness of movement flows into her artistic practice.
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Susanne was born in Switzerland and graduated, with distinction, from the Crawford College of Art in Cork in 1987. She then established herself as an artist and co-founder of an artists’ collective in Oldenburg, North Germany. She taught Colour Theory and Drawing at Oldenburg University and at Oldenburg Institute of Technology, and returned to Cork in 1994.
She is a co-founder of Arthaven Gallery, a member of Backwater Artists Studios, and serves on Backwater’s Board of Directors. She also teaches art, including a course on ‘How to draw on the right side of the brain’.
Over the years her art work has received international recognition, has been exhibited and is in art collections in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy.

Her most recent one person exhibition was in Berlin (2017).
Susanne works from her studio in the Backwater Artists Group in Cork city.

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