Bruno von Allmen
Bruno von Allmen gets his inspiration for his pictures on hikes and paragliding flights through the mountains of Switzerland. He likes to connect the impressions of the mountain and animal world directly with the wood from nature, puts them together and paints the wood with oil paints. The result is a solid wood picture in a worldwide unique combination of art and craftsmanship. This solid wood art technique requires numerous work processes, which the artist has refined and perfected over many years.
He consciously uses the wood grain as a design element. It is characteristic and gives each picture a unique charisma and depth. The result is a unique specimen with a natural, strong imprint.
The shadow gaps have both a creative character and a technical reason. The wood is dried down to 6-8% moisture and still in motion. The joints can take over this difference.
The sandblasting and additional brushing of the raw picture causes the wood to age, giving the picture an uncopyable originality and strong charisma.
The artist Bruno von Allmen was born in Lauterbrunnen in 1956. After completing an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker and an additional apprenticeship as a draughtsman for structural engineering, he joined his father’s furniture shop, where he has been active in consulting, planning and sales since 1983. In addition, he passionately creates his works of art in wood and oil.
His solid wood paintings adorn public and private rooms. In Singapore, Florida, Belgium, Hotel Allegro in Bern and now also in the Central Art Gallery in St. Moritz some of them can be seen.