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Ich bin eine Schweizer Künstlerin, ich liebe es Tiere, Landschaften, Städte und Sterne zu malen und zu zeichnen. Ich male Öl auf Leinwand und auf Samt.

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Sky Valet Lisboa
Aeroporto Humberto Delgado, 
Hangar 6, Apron 700, 
1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal
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The artist Claudia Abdelghafar expresses the positive attitude of her live. She believes that there is all the time an open door to our dreams.
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I love to paint oil colours because they are smooth and I can paint in several coatings. So there is a three dimensional effect in my paintings. I don’t do sketches on the canvas, I just begin to paint. I learned for myself that sketches block my creativity, so I just begin with the painting directly.

A curator from Creative Concept Inc. describes in my paintings is an understated incandescence and that my style is both contemporary and classic all at once. It places me in a artistic realm that is somehow entirely familiar. When someone looks at my paintings there is a vision that resonates with the viewer long after viewing.

I love colours to express the positive attitude to my live. I believe that there is all the time a door open when I believe it. There is no sense to see the negative things in live because all the people around me has also negative things in there live.

In 2006 I began to paint oil colour on velvet. I like to play with the structure from the velvet. There is a special effect on the painting with velvet. It is also a very rare and difficult style because you really have to pay attention where you paint, you can not correct it and because of the structure you have to be very exact.

There were people telling me to paint abstract things than I would have the better chance to sell it. But I love to paint animals, to bring there soul and character on the canvas or velvet, to give them live that when you pass the painting you are just thinking: „ups, this animal has it moved?“

Also the landscapes and cityscapes have to live, I want really not to copy only fotos but that the people can smell the woods or the salt water of the sea, hear the sound of the birds and the hoofs galloping over the floor. Then I reached my goal.

I reach my goal when the painting is more vivid than the fotos, when the people stand there, look at it and forget the time.

The story of my artist-name is a short marriage with an Egyptian who had this name. It sounds special so I kept this name as my artist-name.


Claudia Katharina Lüthi alias Abdelghafar El Bana

Born 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland Living in Switzerland

2001-2004 studies at the 
New Art School in Zurich


Oilcolor on canvas

Oilcolor on velvet

Pencil and colored pencil




2015 Certificate of Excellence for being among the best 100 artist presented in the 13th online contest on

2015 Honoured mention as the top artist of the year 2015 through USIA

2014 Fine Art Competition „Conscious Creation 2014 Winner of a Honorable mention through Vivid Arts Network

2012 Honorable mention on the 2nd Art Contest through


2016 Artexpo New York

2016 Art Monaco

2016 Spectrum Miami

2015 Digital Exhibition at Artexpo New York

2015 Private exhibition in the Hotel Ritz Four Seasons in Lisbon organised

through USIA

2014 Digital Exhibition at Spectrum Miami

2014 Exhibition together with Francisco Lacerda in the Hotel Eurostar das Vetras in Lisbon, Portugal

2014 The power of perception at the S Space Gallery, New York

2014 „THE EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION“ at Bulgary Hotel & Residences London

2014 Digital exhibition of my artworks in 


2013 Group Exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in New York

2013 Group Exhibition at the Gallery Flussreif in Berikon, Switzerland

2012 Parallax ART Fair, London

2012 Solo Exhibition in the book shop Bodmer AG, Zurich

2011/2012 Solo Exhibition in the restaurant Erushof, Bettwil Switzerland
with paintings and drawings from animals and horses

2011 Group exhibition in the SIGNAL-IDUNA Businesstower in Mannheim, Germany, organised from the gallery Böhner.

2010 Solo Exhibition in the rooms of the municipality in Buchs, Zurich

2010 Group Exhibition in the Hubraum in Buchs Kehrsatz

2008/09 Solo Exhibition in the Egli’s Horse Trend Shop, Hinwil ZH

with paintings and drawings from horses also with oil on velvet the first time

2008/09 Solo Exhibition Restaurant Eintracht, Schafisheim 2007 Solo Exhibition Iftest AG, Wettingen
2005 Solo Exhibition Restaurant Sternen, Wettingen 2004 Solo Exhibition Restaurant Bergli, Bergdietikon

2004 Solo Exhibition In the rooms of the dentist Barna Bescek in Zurich


2011  Participation for the International Contemporary Masters Vol. 5 
from WWAB

2012  My own art book about the last 10 years

2013  Wohler Anzeiger, Newspaper in our region of Switzerland

2013 My Travel report featured in the online Version of the NY Arts Magazine

2015 Art in America 2015 Guide

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