It's been more than a quarter of a century. In 1990 I opened my first gallery at the harbour in Lachen showing exclusively my father’s works. The gallery called Living Art was the centre of cultural life in Lachen and its surroundings countless times. In 1998 I opened the ‘In-Local Kunstwerk’ in Siebnen, which quickly became the centre of local nightlife (the then emerging salsa wave also caught-on in the ‘March’ and visitors from all over Switzerland came to the old factory to dance and celebrate). The enormous demand on my time as a restaurateur meant that I could no longer perform both activities, so I gave up the gallery in Lachen.
Well, the journey now continues. Time for change! The paintings of my deceased father are still part of the fund but it is also time for me to take the space and to show myself. Music and painting, my two heartfelt occupations. As a musician, I spent the last 11 years with my band, the Passion Eventband, playing at the best addresses in Switzerland. As a painter, I took part in many exhibitions. And, here on this website and at my gallery in the Alpenblickstrasse 7, people interested in my work have the opportunity to get involved in my imagery. Have fun and be inspired!
My Gallery Rusch, officially opened on Thursday, September 7, 2017, and is intended to be more than a gallery.
More than habitable exhibition. Much more, the gallery is space for the senses, fine art, colour tones, other tones such as live music, themed evenings for the day-time enjoyment, - in short: enriching encounters for all the senses PAIRED with fascinating discovery journeys in a small and fine framework!
EXPLORE painting, shaping emotions, creating space, Experiencing energies! Just look below and see how we present our varied and rich concept... Welcome!
Painting that rips you out of the chair! Immerse yourself in passionate imagery!
Let yourself be enchanted, thrilled and carried away. Galerie Rusch offers space for painting, music, readings or lectures.
We advise you, introducing colour and form to create statement living and working spaces.
‘Get into the picture’-- open your heart and feel energy, strength and love.
Mathias Rusch, Owner
Since my earliest childhood, raised in a family of 7 as the middle child of 5 siblings, I remember that my dad was mostly at home. He did not go out of the house like other dads early in the morning to work. He worked at home in his studio. He was a painter with body and soul. Every day we were surrounded by pictures, paints, brushes and other painting utensils. Every Sunday we met in the studio to hold a "Wochenschau". I stood in awe admiring the finished pictures and the beginnings of new works. In addition, background music, mostly jazz from turntables would be playing. Even today, when I think about it, I remember the sounds, the fragrance and the unique atmosphere in the studio and around the paintings ... Only later did I, as a son, risk my own pictures. And today I think and feel that one or the other painting is quite well done. But make yourself a picture. Immerse yourself in the world of Galerie Rusch, follow the traces of pain, open your heart and let yourself be inspired.