Biography

Initially, I would have liked to attend a arts and crafts school. But then, for good reasons, I ended up doing a banking apprenticeship and later studied business administration. I still enjoyed drawing as an entrepreneur, publicist and consultant. At the age of 50, sculpture discovered me. Today I see myself mainly as a craftsman; now and again the muse kisses me.

Sculptor

Since 2009
Figural works made solely with chainsaws from whole trunks, coloured with pigments. Objects made of «found wood» that collects when working on wood sculptures.

Autodidact and courses Schools for Design Basel and Zurich, Scuola di Marmo Peccia. Member of visarte.

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Sculptures and Objects kuk! Gallery Winterthur
2022 Nicely slanted, visarte Gallery Zurich
2021 Freshly winked, Maag Music & Arts Zurich
2020 Me Stories, Bergtrotte Osterfingen
2017/2018 Between Man and Mask, Sigristenkeller Foundation and Church Hill Bulach
2017 Vis-a-vis, kuk! Gallery Winterthur
2016 Urban Life, Spirgarten Residence Zurich
2016 Transit, art clavo Savognin
2015/2016 Wondering me, Park Art Klus City of Zurich

Group Exhibitions
2022 «Bossy Cow» Macelleria d’Arte St. Gallen
2022 Kunsthaus Klosters, Artist in Residence
2022 Sculpture Garden Jedlitschka Gallery Zurich
2022 Juried exhibition «Art in the Forest» Dietikon
2022 Art @ Saratz, Pontresina
2021 visarte Zurich «BEST OF»
2021 «Art for Children» art auction, Küsnacht
2021 «kulturschiene» Herrliberg «Narrow and high»
2020 visarte zürich «BEST OF 2020»
2020 Sculpture Park Frauenfeld, «Balance»
2019 Sculpture Park Jedlitschka Gallery Zurich, «Tour de Force»
2019 openArt, Roveredo
2019 Glatt Art, Gallery Opfikon
2019 On the way, Hirslanden Klinik Basel

2018 Gallery 111 Zurich, «Fascination Land»
2018 Swiss Triennal Festival of Sculpture Bad RagARTz
2017 Werkfest,  Open Studios Herrenwis
2016 Sculpture path Art at Zwicky, Fällanden
2016 Art Wassberg, Maur/Forch
2016 Kings & Queens, Bülach
2015 openArt Roveredo «Gravitation»
2014 Attention: Art, Zürcher Unterland
2013 Hommage à la vache, Gallery Macelleria d’Arte, St. Gall
2013 openArt Roveredo «Arte»
2012 openArt Roveredo «Autofocus»

Art + Architecture
2020 «Guardian Twins» double sculpture, private residence Maienfeld
2020 «Smiling Tower» 6-Meter-Sculpture Headquarters Hawa Sliding Solutions, invited contest
2019 «Here &Now», Anniversary project, Campus unterstrass.edu Zurich

Works in Public Space
2020 «Adam & Eve» and «Windy Sisters», Club 1584 Bergtrotte Osterfingen
2019 «Madame Giraffe» and «Lion Queen», Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich, Dubendorf
2018 «Curator» and «Guarda», Bad RagARTz Foundation
2017 «Laura dreams» Church Hill City of Bulach
2015 «Walpurgis» and group of four «Arte», Klus Park City of Zurich

Companion

Listener and facilitator of inspiration for business and life art. Individual sessions, consultations, strategy and communication, voluntary mandates.

1991 – 2013
Owner of Bernet Relations, active for SMEs and large companies such as IBM, Google, Swiss Re, Microsoft, UBS. Idea and development of the Social Media Summit. Publicist and lecturer: author of «Social Media in der Medienarbeit», «Medienarbeit im Netz» and studies on online communication, blogger of the first hour for bernetblog, Extrablog for the NZZ. Lecturer for strategy and online communication at SPRI, maz, HWZ, ZHAW. Co-founder of the speaker’s agency speakers.ch.

This TV interview (Vimeo, German) illustrates my path from social media to art.

Human

Father of three children, married, snowboard touring enthusiast and double bass player with Brack&Bros. Honorary member of the advisory board of the Swiss Mountain Aid and the patronage committee of the Tibet Institute Rikon.

Languages
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.