Caro Bühler – the human being at the center
Caro Buehler’s work has always revolved around the human being - as an organism, as a figure and as a personality. As an artist, she deals with the complexity and diversity of people. The fascination for this complexity can be found in the often multi-layered acrylic or oil paint images, for which she prefers to use her vigorously guided brush on large-format canvases. Although her career initially started in a different field, humans have always been central to her profession. Practicing as a healthcare professional before she devoted herself completely to painting, Caro Buehler was intensively occupied with the human body, its anatomy and its functions. It would be natural to assume that the painting of the human body - or the figurative representation of humankind - has it’s origin in Caro Buehler’s medical background. However, when one listens to her speak, it quickly becomes apparent, that her painting goes far deeper than a superficial representation of the human form. The artist is fascinated by the person as a whole and is most interested in the nature and complexity of being human.
The inspiration for Caro Buehler’s painting is always connected with her experiences of people, with personal encounters and interactions. The resulting thoughts and feelings from these paths play a decisive role in shaping her work. It is her own life experiences and the processing of these encounters which lie at the heart of her paintings. Caro Buehler’s people are complex beings with highly intricate inner worlds, whose dreams and longings are her focus . This processing of emotions also leads to Caro Buehler’s rather expressionist depiction of man and gives rise to her distinctive style. It is not only the physical forms, but also, or perhaps above all, the invisible, the unseen and thus the “not-outward”, which makes Caro Buehler’s people and paintings so special memorable. Those who take time to explore her paintings, to search for hidden figures and to look beyond the painted people, will discover far more in the paintings than is evident at first glance.