“I am not a fan of the mainstream,” says Marcel Neuenschwander, “and as an artist I always try to be original.” This philosophy led him toward his method of painting. After trying out many styles, he arrived at a “new pictorial language,” one that has resulted in an original body of work. Neuenschwander does not rely on the paintbrush as his main form of expression. Rather, he works with his hands on the canvas, even mixing his colors there. That direct connection between the artist and his work gives his images a powerful energy.
That energy is combined with a sophisticated color sense and an elegant sense of composition. The colors in his work seem to glow with a light coming from within. The free, flowing lines are always balanced, and the drips of paint, while communicating a strong feeling of motion, also merge nicely into the overall form of his images. The artist’s goal of finding “new elements of expression” is successfully achieved through his provocative juxtaposition of methods and styles.