Profile picture : Urs Steiger

Nationality : Swiss country flag

Born : 05-25-1956

Period : 12 years


URS STEIGER was born on 25th of may 1956 in Wattwil, switzerland

In 1990 he went to visit Ecuador and he was fascinated about this marvelous

country with its beautiful landscapes and seasights, unique on earth

Two years later he decided to leave switzerland and settle himself in Ecuador

where he got married

he loved always art and he made friendship with some artits of Riobamba

where he lived before

when he visited on a saturday in march 2000 a friend in his studio he found himself

with a brush in his hand and his friend told him "you are also an artist"

factor that helped to think about colors, drawings, paintings etc

his mind was definive contaminated with art and the influence of "Gemini" began

to show its power

after a while working with coal drawing he painted his first canvas with ordinary

paint and it wasn´t even bad so he started with oil

later another friend (artist of course) needed to learn German, so urs interchanged

his knowledge and got in turn basic techniques to get better in his art

The very famous artist worldwide MIGUEL YAULEMA helped him to get forward and

of course gave him many important advices until finally he nearly forced urs to make

his first exhibition

from the very first beginning dominated his huge imagination his work

"sometimes the real thing is very far from the reality and other times real things

are not true" the artist says

his deep concern about nature in extermination reflects in many of his pieces of work

that not only should pleasing to people, they should open space to reflexion

by human been because they not always act agreeing to the frail ambience