© 2019 by Priska Medam Art Gallery Owner





Bio - Oliver Fauser was born in July 1965 in Lörrach, Germany, on the boarder to Basel in Switzerland. He is a single father of two now grown up sons. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he traveled all over the world, lived in various cities such as New York, Milan, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hamburg. He toured with various New Yorker Musical-productions and German plays all over Europe. After a yearlong intermezzo in the film industry in Cologne he decided to return to the Black Forest in 1998.

Since 1986 he has been the singer/ songwriter with the band “The Moonchildren” and is still recording music to this day.

Oliver began painting in the early 1990’s after the birth of his first son. In 2005 he started full-time painting with his present materials. Since then he has produced a large body of work from paintings to three dimensional objects. He is fascinated by textures and it plays a central part in his work. His main materials are Styrodur and filler, as well as emulsion, oil and acrylic paint, to create often dramatic effects. His inspiration is drawn from a range of subjects from textures in the inorganic such as city paths and wallpapers to the organic like woodlands, portraits and nudes.

In 2012 he started to create portraits with the exact same materials he used creating his abstracts. These Pop Art-like works opened a whole new look on his art. Still the same materials, but completely different looks. In 2014 he began working on the “Series of Women” and went back to gray. After that, he portraited the city of Basel and its Münster. 2015 was the year of sculptures and in 2016 he released an “Art & Music Box Deluxe” called FEEL by his Band “The Moonchildren”. Eight songs in a wooden box and an original artwork on the cover. Projects for 2017 were the Digital Series of Women and writing his second novel. There is also a “TouchBook” in the making, a book with his artworks, that he manually reworks with transparent paste, so that one can feel the structures almost like in the original big artworks. And he is also planning on publishing a “SketchBook” of the “Series of Women”.

2018 was the year of going back to the roots, and he started to create a series of StoryBoxes, which, you might guess it, tells little stories in a box. Little miniature figurines in miniature terrain. He is planning on recreating famous movie-scenes or historic moments in a box throughout 2019.


„I am an abstract expressionist, a nude expressionist, a Styrodur designer, a painting sculpturer and last but not least, I am also a portrayer. I am not trying to give way to my dark sides in my art, my aim is to create harmonic pieces of art that light up a room. I am mixing well planned work with possible accidents, always willing to change and try out new things. Most of my works are created with filler and some paint on Styrodur, and I love the fact that it doesn’t always seem like it.“


Exhibitions with Galerie Zum Harnisch Switzerland  from  2013/2014 - 2020

Current Exhibitions

Throughout 2019: Traveling the world with EMP Gallery Tokyo: San Diego, Bali, Amsterdam and more

Upcoming Exhibitions

Summer 2020: EMP Gallery Tokyo

June 28th - July 21st 2019: DNArt2019, Group-Exhibition, Kulturfabrik der Stadt Schopfheim, Germany

(Curation & without Galerie Zum Harnisch Switzeland)

April - June 2019: EMP Gallery Tokyo

November 10th - December 22nd 2018: Galerie Zum Harnisch Switzerland @ Swart Gallery, Basel, Mixed Art 11

December 5th - December 9th 2018: Spectrum Miami with EMP Gallery Tokyo, Booth 317

September 21st - 23rd 2018: Galerie Zum Harnisch Switzerland @ ART International Zürich

June 9th - 17th 2018: Galerie Zum Harnisch Switzerland @ Swart Gallery, Basel, Mixed Art 10

October 18th - January 28th 2018:  Galerie zum Harnisch meets Galerie Piazza in Allschwil

September 21st - September 24th 2017: ART International Zürich

June 13th - 17th:  2017: PaintBasel Stücki

April 7th - April 8th 2017: Basel Art Center Mixed Art 8   Pics

December 1st - December 4th 2016: Basel Art Center Mixed Art 7   Pics

September 29th - October 2nd 2016: ART International Zürich   Pics   

September 1st - September 3rd 2016: Basel Art Center Mixed Art 6   Pics  

June 15th - June 19th 2016: Rhy Art  Fair Basel   Pics

May 4th - May 28th 2016: Mai-Ausstellung Galerie Zum Harnisch Allschwil    

January 29th/30th 2016: Art meets Hotel Radisson Blu, Basel          

October 15th - 18th 2015 : ART International Zürich   Pics

August 21st - 23rd 2015: Basel Art Center Mixed Art 5 (artist and curator)   Pics

June 17th - 21st 2015 : SCOPE Basel AND Rhy Art Fair Basel   Pics

April 18th - April 30th 2015: Gallery Monfregola, Riehen, Switzerland   Pics

March 28th & 29th 2015: Basel Art Center Mixed Art 4   Pics

November 21st - November 23rd 2014: Group-Exhibition at Basel Art Center Mixed Art 3   Pics

May 23rd - July 6th 2014: DNArt, Group-Exhibition, Kulturfabrik der Stadt Schopfheim, Germany

Philipp Felle, Priska Medam, Sandra Poncioni-Candappa, Oliver Fauser  (artist and curator)  Pics

June 18th - June 22nd 2014: SCOPE Basel with Galerie Zum Harnisch  Pics

March 21st - March 23rd 2014: Basel Art Center, 2. Mixed Art   Pics

November 2013: Basel Art Center, 1. Mixed Art

September - December 2013: My Place - Art Beauté in Basel, Switzerland   Pics

August 2013: One-Day-Group-Exhibition at Galerie Zum Harnisch, Allschwil, Switzerland

April 2013 - January 2014: Kandern, Germany   

September - October 2011: El Mundo Basel, Switzerland   Pics

June - September 2010: Altes Wasserwerk Lörrach, Germany

October 2009 - March 2010: Weil am Rhein, Germany    

March - May 2009: Planeterra, Kulturfabrik der Stadt Schopfheim, Germany   Pics

March - May 2008: Wieden, Germany

September - October 2007: Zell im Wiesental and Schopfheim, Germany

October - November 2006: Cologne, Germany