Susanne Leutenegger

Susanne

lizard feather
36,5 x 18 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper

Susanne

summery spark
38,5 x 23 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper

Susanne

Sile
24,5 x 14 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, pigments oil pastel on Hahnemühle

Susanne

Calendula
18 x 36,5 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Hahnemühle paper

Susanne

three lobe basket
21,5 x 15 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on handmade paper

Susanne

Fish
15 x 19 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastels on Fabriano paper

Susanne

found washed up on a river bank
31,5 x 60 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, handmade chalks on Hahnemühle paper

Susanne

forever wheel
15 x 40 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar on Fabriano paper

Susanne

crescent
15 x 40,5 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, handmade chalks on card

Susanne

Alula
11,5 x 27 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastel on Fabriano paper

Susanne

layered sliver
22 x 50 cm, 2019
acrylic paint, Oil Bar, oil pastels on Hahnemühle 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. More on Susanne and Feldenkraiscork

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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