In 2009 he opened Misho Gallery in San Francisco. Since then, he has held solo shows with his photographs in San Francisco, Buenos Aires and in his native Switzerland. His pictures can be seen in the lobby of various buildings in downtown San Francisco, including the public utilities building.
At the beginning of 2012, he expanded one more time to house a group he calls “Photo Nouveau," comprised of artwork that is abstract, cutting edge, and avant-garde— anything but “déjà vu”.
He is a very active member of the San Francisco Bay Area artist community, and also shows work internationally. This September he will work in collaboration with Pichai Poogsasaovapark, a Thai artist featured in a solo show in his gallery. The collaborative work is schedule to show for the month of February 2015 at the Baan Teuk Art Center in Chiang Mai.
Keep reading to learn more about Misho's process and influences as an artist.
Lately my need for challenges pushed me to start paintings. I love working with industrial acrylics. If my photographs are influenced by abstract expressionist artist, my paintings have a strong Asian influence. Both in China & Japan painting and calligraphy are often side by side and complement each other. I do love the subtlety and serenity of the old ink wash. Instead of trying to capture an images the painters capture the energy of the objects, the serenity of moment. This is what I do in my paintings. I start with a landscape whose serenity is extracted down to a very minimalistic primary color. Then I let randomness guide my brushes and the paint. I let randomness funnel the energy and the emotions of the moment into the canvas.