Swiss artist Heinz-Peter Kohler (hpk) has been painting for over six decades now, and has received numerous cetificates, stipends and accolades on both a national and international platform.
The scope of his work ranges from landscape, floral motives, people and mystical creatures to the surreal. They fill thousands of of his paintings, edgings and sketches. It's impossible to show here more than just a hint of what his body of work contains, but maybe it will be enough to catch your interest, dear Reader.
Kohler's paintings are part of many private and public collections. He was a student of the famous Swiss painter Max von Mühlenen (10.02.1903 - 20.10.1971) but developed his personal style, incorporating a wide range of techniques. He mostly works in water colors, but has done paintings in oil as well as produced bronze figurines. His water color works included large (2 x 2 metres) as well as tiny sizes (about the size of a post stamp).
2021 has been a difficult year for Heinz-Peter Kohler. Suffering a mild stroke this summer, he had to slow down considerably and his output as a professional artist has come down to a trickle. The artist wishes to thank all those who've taken the time to wish him well and stand beside him in these trying times, especially his wife Beatrice.
There are three exhibitions planned for this year:
16.4. to 16.7. at the fabbrica culturale baviera in 6745 Giornico TI (https://fabbrica-culturale-baviera.ch). The collection of this museum includes a large part of the bronze sculptures made by HPK since the late 1990s. These will be shown with various watercolors and oil paintings. Too, a book focused on the bronze work by HPK is scheduled and will hopefully be ready for this event.
28.8. to 25.9. at the historic site called "Höchhus" in Steffisburg (Vernissage to be held 27.8. at 17.00 hrs on the premises of the church Glockental, Steffisburg). This exhibition is organised by the Suter collection (www.sammlung-suter.ch). This collection belongs to Hans and Marlis Suter and concentrates on Swiss artists from the canton of Berne.
November 2022 in the "Alte Mühle Lyss", in Lyss (https://www.kulturmuehle-lyss.ch). Set up to be a retrospective, showing works from the past 60 years. Former president of the city of Biel Hans Stöckli will hold the introduction, reflecting on the 45 years he's been HPK's friend.