Shodô, Japanese calligraphy, is now my main occupation. I started calligraphy with Sanae Sakamoto and am now a student of Kitagawa Shisetsu, Nobuko Häufle-Yasuda and a member of the Suimei Shodô Association in Kyôto. I am the holder of the teacher degree (助教, 2 levels above the 6th master degree or 6th black belt) in this association.
I was born 1957 in St. Gallen and have a degree in mechanical engineering from the ETH. I completed my training with an MBA at INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.
I worked as a project engineer, as a project manager and as a management consultant.
I am married. My wife is a doctor in her own practice. We spend our free time hiking, gardening or reading. I also practice Zen meditation and Zen calligraphy and study the Japanese language and culture.
Sansui is the name of my one-man firm, be it for consulting services, medical software or calligraphy courses.
SAN-SUI means mountain – water or landscape and symbolizes the guiding principle of my activities. The mountain stands for the situation found, the framework conditions. The water looks for a path, unstoppable, flexible, with a clear goal. The mountain is a reality that needs to be examined immediately and free of current fashion trends. The water is the jointly worked out path, without any belief in methods.
Events in the field of calligraphy:
- Lecture Beauty of Far Eastern Calligraphy”, February 18, 2014 in the open church of Sils-Maria
- From 2014 Shodô instruction at the “Japan Days” 2014 in Romanshorn and St. Gallen
- Lecture “Shodô, introduction to the art of writing in Japan” on July 27, 2014 in the historical and ethnological museum of St. Gallen
- Shodô workshop in the St. Gallen library September 13, 2014
- Annual Shodô courses at the Wil Volkshochschule,
- Kyôto Municipal Museum of Art, shodô exhibition by the suimei association from July 28th-31st, 2016, participation with distinction
- Solo exhibition “Vital Signs” in the Atelier Galerie St. Gallen, from November 23, 2018 to December 15, 2018
- 2020 Acquisition of my series “Japanese Garden Pictures” by the Gais Clinic