Inspiriert aus Fernost / Inspiration from Far East



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Über zwanzig Jahre im fernen Osten haben die Arbeiten der Künstlerin geprägt. Dies kommt nicht nur in der Wahl ihrer Technik und der Materialien zum Ausdruck, sondern auch in ihren Motiven.

„Die größte Reise war die nach Innen, da gab es am meisten zu entdecken“, meint Lisa Lippuner, die zahlreiche Meditations- und Yogaklöster besucht hat  und dabei lernte, aus der Ruhe zu schöpfen.


Nach Abschluss der gestalterischen Berufsmittelschule 1982 begibt sich die Schweizerin (geb. 1963 in Zürich)  auf ausgedehnte Weltreisen. Schließlich wandert sie nach Thailand aus und gründet dort 1988 das Alternativhotel Mut Mee Guesthouse am Ufer des Mekhong in Nong Khai das bald als Geheimtipp für Weltenbummler und Künstler aus aller Welt gehandelt wird. 1992 wird sie als Gaststudentin an der „Equator Academy of Art“ in Penang, Malaysia  zugelassen.  Seit 1994 ist sie zudem assoziiertes Mitglied der Künstlergruppe GbK um den renommierten Maler Karl-Heinz Essig aus Rheda-Wiedenbrück.


Aus Lippuners Refugium, ihrem Atelier in Nong Khai, finden ihre Werke bald Absatz in alle Welt. Ihre Bilder haben ein Strahlen, das  von ihnen selbst auszugehen scheint. Es sind zumeist Abbildungen von antiken Buddhastatuen in Höhlen und Tempeln. Hierfür verwendet die Künstlerin eine Mischtechnik aus Acryl, Aquarell und Collage. Handgeschröpftes Papier aus Reis-oder Maulbeerbaumrinde auf Leinwand aufgezogen dient ihr oft als Malgrund. Ein Hintergrund oder Überzug aus transparenter Goldfarbe, dekoriert mit Blattgold, geben Ihren Werken einen schimmernden, je nach Lichteinfluss sich verändernden Effekt

 

Lisa Lippuner lebt seit Sommer 2010 mit ihrer Familie in Weinheim.

ASKING FOR RAIN 2000
FREE HAND 2001
RECLYNING BUDDHA 2002

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Inspiration from Far East



Unmistakable elements of Asian culture have been the inspiration for Lisa Lippuner, a Swiss artist who until recently lived in the North East of Thailand. After successfully completing her studies as a florist at the Zurich Art Academy, she embarked on extensive travels, spending much of her time in South East Asia. Fascinated by this region, she decided to settle here and established Mut Mee Guesthouse which is idyllically located on the banks of the Maekong River in Nong Khai. Over time, this Guest House has become a magnet for artists from all over the world. Some of the rooms today remain decorated with paintings from this early phase of Lisa Lippuner's work.


1992, the artist left Thailand to take up a position as a guest student at the Equator Academy of Art in Penang, Malaysia, where she acquired new techniques such as Chinese ink painting.

She then moved to Germany where she became an associate member of the artist group 'GbK' The most celebrated member of this group, the renowned painter Karl-Heinz Essig, was her mentor for many years.


Lisa Lippuner has made a name for herself in the German speaking art scene through numerous exhibitions. Her solo exhibitions, 'The Way of the Soul' (Zurich) and 'Eurasian Currents' (North Rhine Westphalia), were greatly applauded by the press; indeed the 'Westfaelische Zeitung' writes: "From Lisa Lippuner's paintings a new style became established, created from international experience".


Residing again in Thailand since 1998 she had spent most of her time working in her own studio next to the Mut-Mee Guesthouse. Her exhibition (February 2002)"Asking for Rain" in Vientiane, Laos, was well received. In the words of the 'Vientiane times': "for Lisa Lippuner, painting is a form of meditation. To relax your eyes and refresh your soul, a visit to the delightful exhibition 'Asking for Rain' is thoroughly recommended. The Asian influence in her work is striking not only in the subject matter, which is dominated by images of the Buddha, but also in the colour and techniques she chooses".

These techniques employ a mix of media. Acrylic and watercolours are combined harmoniously with a collage technique in which she makes use of Far Eastern materials, such as gold leafs, saa and rice paper. Foremost, her use of gold leaf and gold paint creates a unique shimmering, constantly changing aspect to her paintings.


At present the artist is living and working in Weinheim, Germany

Former Art Studio, Nong Khai, Thailand
Mutmee Garden, Nong Khai, Thailand
Exhibition in Laos 2009

  Exhibitions


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