Stephan Spicher


Stephan Spicher (born 1950 in Basel) is a Swiss painter with an international network and fields of work in Switzerland, Russia, Indonesia and Japan. His studios are in Oberwil near Basel and in Maggia, Ticino.  Spicher’s work revolves around the fundamental questions of vision and perception and their artistic implementation in painting and drawing. His oeuvre is therefore determined by continuity in change and marked by the fundamental importance of the “concept of life”, with which he explores the forces or energies standing behind all life and thus behind all pictures, setting them in motion and then transforming them continuously.

Solo exhibitions

1986: Art Basel 17/86 solo show Galerie Brambach

1990: Kunsthaus Grenchen

1998: Galerie Riehentor, Basel

2002: Dmitriy Semenov Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003: Museo Villa dei cedri, Bellinzona

2007: The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009: Fundacio Niebla, Casavellas-Girona, Spain

2010: Il rivellino di Leonardo da Vinci, Locarno

2012: RuArts Gallery, Moscow

2013: Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014: Hashimoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan

2016: Inner Voice gallery, St. Peterburg, Russia

Group exhibitions

2006: Mountains – Galerie Beyeler, Basel

2006: Seeds and Blossoms – with K. Nahappan, National Library, Singapore

2008: Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno

2009: Art&Natura – Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

2010: Meeting with japan art – Karin Sutter Galerie, Basel + Dmitriy Semenov Gallery, St. Petersburg

2010: Sky – The National Russian Museum, St.Petersburg