Artistic partnerships

Annette Stacheder

Brief biography:

Annette Stacheder was born on 25.12.1963 in Ravensburg.
After training as a church restorer, she started her own business early.
At the same time, she also works in her own studio as a freelance artist.
Since 1987, she has presented her works to the public in individual or public exhibitions.
Since 1995, she has worked on behalf of private, public or church authorities on various restoration projects.
In 2011 she opened her newly furnished art gallery in Weingarten.

Annette Stacheder supports us project by project in the restoration of historical instruments

Maya Bringolf

Brief biography:

Born in 1969 in Schaffhausen, 1992 - 1994 the School of Art and Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich, 1994 – 2000 Academy of Fine Arts Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Zurich, 2001 Diplom work, 2011 Reader in Sculpture, F+F School for Art and Media Design Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign, Zurich

Participation in many international solo and group exhibitions, publications and various prizes, works in museums and private collections in Switzerland and abroad.

For the fourth series of New Year cards we have chosen an artist from Zurich whom we have come to know and appreciate through her work with organ pipes. As well as having an extremely wide range of artistic creativity, Maya Bringolf has for years been tackling organs and how organ pipes function. With her sound sculpture "Through the Wind" in the exhibition Merets Funken, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2012, she has fascinated and inspired numerous visitors.

«Bohrorgel 2», 2015, Digitale Collage New Year 2018

«Durch den Wind» , (Through the Wind), sound sculpture 2012 New Year 2017

«Bohrorgel 1», 2015, Digitale Collage New Year 2016

Ursula Gerber Senger

Brief biography:

Ursula Gerber-Senger, born in 1958 in Zurich, started designing textiles in Venezuela in 1981, from designing textiles to designing objects in 1992, reduction of the variety of materials in 2006 with the emphasis on "people travelling", from 2007 on also using new media, showed in numerous international exhibitions, publications and prizes, works in museums and private collections at home and abroad.

Ursula Gerber was fascinated by organ building, and apart from her activities as an artist, between 1996 and 2005 she also worked in our company. Her passion for working in metal also led her into the tin workshop where she was able to gain a variety of experience in working with tin and lead and producing pipes. In 2005 she returned to artistic creation full-time.

Gestaltung der Kuhn Neujahrskarten, 3. Serie

In 2012 the artist created her trilogy of pictures for our New Year greetings cards 2013 - 2015 within the space of a few months. As an artist she expects to immerse herself in this process of developing a tripartite work, and to bring it to completion. The pictures, symbolically representing the departure, the journey and pausing along the way, are used in the order of their creation.

«Organ sonata 3st movement - Adagio misterioso» Fine Art Print on Plexiglas, 50 x 75 cm New Year 2015
«Organ sonata 2st movement - Andante con moto» Fine Art Print on Plexiglas, 50 x 75 cm New Year 2014
«Organ sonata 1st movement - Allegro vivace» Fine Art Print on Plexiglas, 50 x 75 cm New Year 2013

Gary Stern

Brief biography:

Gary Stern, 1958 – 2018, was born and grew up in Zurich. From 1980 to 1983 he completed an apprenticeship as scenic designer and scenic painter in the Lester Polakow Studio and Forum of Stage Design, New York. After returning to Switzerland, he executed works inter alia for the free theatre and dance scene of Zurich. He works as an independent artist, scenic painter and teacher for scenic painting at the vocational school for design in Zurich.

The basis and the workpiece for his endeavour are the crude tin plates cut to a size of 16.6 x 18.6 cm. Their woven texture, which is created by casting on cloth, forms the matrix for Gary Stern’s work.

«Voicing, Instrument, Sound» New Year 2012
«cut, formed, soldered» New Year 2011
«melt, casted, planed» New Year 2010

Jaime Colán

Brief biography:

Jaime Colán, born in 1956 in Lima (Peru), has lived and worked in Germany since 1989 as a freelance artist. Following his studies in art at the «Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru» he was engaged for three years in «Sono Viso del Peru» in the division for audio-visual media of the episcopal commission for catechism. Exhibitions include Munich, Stuttgart und Brussels.

«The Melody in the History of Life», Oil on canvas, 70 × 100 cm, New Year 2009
«Melodies of the deep - sounds of the heart», Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm , New Year 2008
«The creation of the world and the melody of the wind», Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, New Year 2007