I have created several YouTube movies in which you can watch me painting. I didn’t add a voice-over, but some explaining text is in the description below the movies. And if you turn on the sound, you can hear me thinking, the birds singing in our garden and (for excitement ;) a distant firetruck.
A selection is shown below. All my work is on offer, also paintings from my private collection. You can find all paintings here: https://clemenssuter.com/art/. Some paintings may have been reserved or sold, which is NOT always highlighted. Better reach out to me immediately if you find a painting interesting, I had to disappoint a few people already.
As the author of a Corona Pandemic novel back in 2011, and as a biologist, I’m both shocked and fascinated by the current pandemic. We are all confronted with so much data, so much information, that it is very hard to keep track of the status and to get a clear picture on the reality of this pandemic. Like you, I try to stay informed about the latest trends and insights, and would like to share a few useful links that I came across.
Will there be a second wave of the pandemic?
We all hope that this won’t occur, but the truth is that most experts seem to think this may well happen, as summarized in this Guardian article. The key argument lies in the parallels to other epidemics, for instance the 1917/1918 flu pandemic. See the second graph “Three pandemic waves: weekly combined influenza and pneumonia mortality” in this wikipedia article. What also raised my attention was a recent politico poll: “Nearly three-quarters of Americans say worst is still to come from coronavirus,” which sharply contradicts some of the statements made by some US leaders. In this case “swarm intelligence” senses more than some politicians.
For your consideration: on the one hand, a second or third wave isn’t a ‘global’ thing. a second wave will (or will not) occur localized, in certain regions or countries. Dependent on the measures taking in your region, a second wave may well be avoidable. A lot depends on YOUR behavior – see my blogpost “Corona. How all of us can help to stop this Pandemic in its tracks.” I keep on repeating this like a broken record: protect yourself and others by following the guidance to the letter. Guidelines may well differ from country to country, from state to state or province to province. Optimized and flexible responses are crucial, adapted to the local situation (which may include regional social behavior: an American living in the Rocky Mountains will behave differently than an Egyptian in Cairo).
However, a second wave isn’t just local, it also depends on other nations. As I pen these words, without a doubt the situations in e.g. Brasil, Russia or Africa are very worrisome. Example: Brasil: today (according to Worldometers) it officially had 87,187 cases and 6006 deaths. A high number by itself, not surprising with a president that reacted to the health crisis with a disgusting “So what?“. Unofficially, Brazil likely has 12 times more coronavirus cases than official count. Certainly, any country can block all travel from such states, and that is probably a good thing to do. But NO border is water tight! If the pandemic rages through Latin America, Russia and Africa, we will be affected by it, both from a healthcare and economic perspective.
Here a selection of links that I found very compelling:
It was unrealistic to execute the on-site art-event originally planned for April 25. However, we won’t allow this crazy virus 🦠 to keep us down, and therefore I am pleased to announce:
The live event has been replaced by a VIRTUAL EXHIBIT and FUNDRAISER!
All sales profits from all my books & paintings up to May 31st will be donated to a good cause.
Buy any of my books and I will donate all global profits!
Buy any of my paintings, and I will ensure that the painting will arrive at your domicile, either by (international) mail or by personal delivery (my location: southern Germany). There is no risk for you: you will have two weeks time to return the artwork to me. Any hand-over will be social-distancing compliant. Again, all profits will be donated.
Where to get a copy of my books. Ironically, my very first novel TWO JOURNEYS (2011) and its sequel Fields of Fire are all about a corona pandemic. These books of HOPE and PERSEVERANCE are great reading in challenging times. This is a great moment for me as an author to give back.
Paperbacks: You can order my booksat your local bookstore, or order them online, e.g. at Amazon. You can find them as eBook on any device. Simply search for “Clemens P. Suter”. Find more details here. I can also deliver a signed book in person to you (only if you live close by; postage would eat away the donation).
About my art.
Available paintings with details and price are being published on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/clemenspsuter/ over the next days and weeks. Simply follow me on Instagram or search and follow the unique hashtag #cps_d2c on any social media (twitter, Insta, Youtube, FaceBook,..). Drop me a message here at my email address if you want to reserve or learn more about a painting.
The exhibit center (left)
The exhibit center (right)
Upcoming alternative live event. We will seek an alternative date for the event at the earliest opportunity. If you would like to receive an invite, drop me an email here at my email address.
Please take the corona crisis seriously. Don’t leave your house if you do not have important business to attend to. I am blogging about the corona pandemic extensively: latest posts.
The Two Journeys novel – available in all internet stores (as paperback and eBook). Clemens P. Suter’s visionary 2011 (e)Book about a corona pandemic.
I created this oil painting based on a poster that I had seen in a restaurant in China, on the loo! The motive of this monkey left a longer lasting impression, but as I hadn’t taken a photo, I had to paint from memory many months later. It doesn’t look too much like the original, but as far as I recall, my painting came out better actually. The face looks a bit like my brother’s ;-) The original was a color pencil sketch on a ragged piece of paper, with secretive Chinese characters; which I replaced with Japanese characters. Anyone know what the Japanese text means?
I just did a quick check, and I guess that the original had to do with the Chinese zodiac. The Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year zodiac cycle. The Years of the Monkey include 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028… The monkey is seen as a smart animal, also in China. During the Chinese Spring & Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC), the Chinese title of marquis was pronounced ‘Hou’, which is the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey.’ This either shows that the monkey is regarded to be as clever as a marquis… or the subordinates of the marquis had a great sense of humor.
Naturally all of these paintings can be purchased by you (unless otherwise mentioned in this blog; many of these paintings have already found a new owner). All paintings are originals, done in oil on canvas – single and unique items.
24 x 18 cm. Oil on canvas. 2016. “Munich in the fifties”
2016 was a very productive year – also painting-wise. This painting was inspired by a photograph found in the German newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung“. The building was created by the Nazis (I didn’t realize that at the time of painting this motif). The photo was black & white, so I stuck to that color – and it works well to transmit the heat of the day when the photo was taken.