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Artist Biography & Statement

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”  Elliott Erwitt.


I was born in Switzerland and eventually moved to Los Angeles in the mid 80's to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry. In addition to the sciences, I have had a passion for the arts since my childhood, which inspired me to pursue photography for many years.

Artist Statement

I tend to see the world with a contemplative mind. I am highly sensitive to harmony in colors and forms.  We live in a world saturated with visual noise emanating from all sorts of objects, colors, letters, still images, moving images; yet not many of us take the time to notice the beauty and harmony present around us, through what we are seeing.  Finding simplicity in an anarchical hierarchy of forms, colors, or shapes helps elevate our minds and purify our soul towards reaching a meditative state.  Painters like Mark Rothko, Franz Klein, or Pierre Soulages have always resonated with me for this reason.  Their work expresses a higher sense of being, an awareness of what one can call spirituality.

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