Kurt Hutterli 

“Colours Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic” – acrylic on mat board  


“Towards the end of 2019 I began to work on a series of abstract paintings showing colours playing together. Then Covid-19 hit and physical distancing became the rule. By separating the colours with gray stripes I tried to express the feelings of isolation that result from the distancing.”

Kurt Hutterli was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland. He got his Secondary Teacher Diploma at the university of Bern and taught Arts, Drama, and Italian before moving to Canada with his wife Marianne in 1996. In 2000 they became Canadian citizens. As a writer he published novels for adults and children, short stories, poetry, and stage plays. He also wrote radio plays for the Swiss National Radio and columns and articles for newspapers and magazines. He was awarded several prizes. The archives related to his work are kept in the Swiss Theatre Collection in Bern, and in the “Special Collections” at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His artistic work (objects, sculptures, installations, paintings) has been shown in several solo exhibitions in Canada and in Switzerland, and he regularly takes part in group exhibitions.

For more information about the artist, check out: https://kurt-hutterli.ch