He is a self-taught artist that began in his early years at school. During this time and until 2012 he never showed his work to the publicly. After his early experiments in painting and art he decides to do a 4 years apprenticeship as a sign maker and went to the visual school of art in Bern, Switzerland.
THE BUBU COLLECTION
The BuBu Collection is a delightful, colourful, humorous account of the creation of a unique luxury Swiss piece of art. And this from it’s initial inspiration to the point of sale, with a peek during the colouring and printing processes along the way.
the creative studio – that vital incubator of talent – and last but not least the actors who escort each peace of art on to it’s great adventure.
Founder and creative mind of the BuBu Collection is the Swiss Artist and Designer Oliver “BuBu” Schibli.
OLIVER BUBU SCHIBLI – ARTIST STATEMENT
Painting is a personal journey of getting to know myself and I am currently at the beginning of that journey. I’m inspired by my passion for nature, travel and music. For my work I travel between islands, forests, cultures, colours, tunes and create artworks that reflect these impressions and emotions; it can be as simple as the colours of a leaf on a tree or a tune from Sade or Mozart.
My work range goes from paintings, furniture, murals to art lights (mannequin-lamps). In my figures I uniquely capture emotional states, creating a gallery filled with dreams and passion.
My paintings are full of harmony and colour but also maintain a chic-chaos with my unique lifelines. These lifelines show how complicated life can be, but also that there is always is always a way if you wanta light at the end of the tunnel.
Each of these Lifelines are created spontaneously and are always based on an‚ in the moment ; decision that dictates the direction and which element comes next. Exactly like in life when every decision you make brings you to another point where the next decision awaits of you.
Colour transmits the soul of my work and adds more sense to the themes that I paint. The use of colour, contrast and also the composition are never left to fate in my paintings, it’s often very calculated. I love to work with gold leaf because gGold in its physical state, by ist very nature, extravagance and is linked to masculine energy and the power of the sun.
Optimistic and positive, gold adds richness and warmth to everything with which it is associated – it illuminates and enhances other things around it.
The materials which I work with in are gold leaf and acrylic on canvas or directly on furniture or murals. I never stop experimenting. I like to explore different themes, or different styles, always evolving and learning.
For me canvas is a place of meditation and construction, of immersion in to the past and projection in the future. I like to move on the border between figures and abstraction and I have boundless faith in clean and bright colours.
Web Site: www.oliverschibli.com