"cosmicball" is a creation label. If you want a so called artist name. However many think that "cosmicball" is one of my round urns, which rightfully is called "ball of love". I was born in Malaysia, on the island Borneo. And then I stayed a few years in Africa as well.
According to my passport I am Swiss. Matura in Solothurn.
Studio & workplace since 1998 in Zurich City, Switzerland.
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"cosmicball"

The name seems big - the idea behind it is simple. With "cosmicball" I want to express, that my works centre around the topic "become and elapse", the circle of life, the infinity of the universe. Both can be associated with the image of a cosmic ball.

Creation label

I present my works and projects under the name "cosmicball", which I devised, created, conceived, developed and realized.

Swiss

According to my passport, I am Swiss. I was born in Sabah, Kudat.

Borneo

Borneo is an island in South East Asia. It is located at the centre of the Malay archipelago between the continents as well as the Philippines. Borneo is devided between the three states Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. With the surface of 751.936 km² Borneo is the thrid largest island in the world, after Greenland and Neuguinea.

Africa

After Borneo I was in Cameroon, Africa. A time which shaped me very strongly. Cameroon is a country in Central Africa. It borders on Nigeria, Chad, the Republic of Central Africa, the Republic of the Congo, Gabun, Equatorial Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Urn

The cinerary urn is a container, known since the Neolithic Age, which is used for the final funeral or as a storage of the ash of a deceased after the cremation. In Middle Europe the funeral in urns came up in the Late Neolithic Age (2500-2100 v. Chr.). Before that there was only the cremation and the funeral of the fire remains without any kind of urn. During the Bronze Age the funeral of the ashes in urns spread over large parts of Europe. It was and is part of death and funeral cult.

ball of love ®

"ball of love" redefines the urn new and can be used as a symbol, secret carrier and keepsake.

more

You learn more if you scroll down, write me an email or schedule an appointment with me at my studio in Zurich.

Portray

Who I am:

human, thinker, explorer, founder, entrepreneur, designer, photographer, artist.

What I do:

live, think, explore, found, venture, design, photograph, be

Motivation:

I like the simple and the permanent and I am interested in the creation of an archetype.

Biography

Born and raised on the island Borneo, Malaysia and Cameroon, Africa. 1986 Matura. Since 1996 under the pseudonym "cosmicball" responsible for the appearance of URNE.CH and the creation and developement of the urn collection. Autodidactic developement in conception, design, webpublisher SIZ, creation, grafic, screen printing, photography. Winner of national and international competitions.

 

 

Works

Since 1996 "cosmicball" Thomas Schär developed and created a handmade urn collection. Each urn is conceived and created from scratch and contains an own identity, an own name and a particular story. On some urns other artists eternalised themselves.



 

 

  • HISTORY IS MADE AND NEVER BOUGHT.

  • LIFE IS SHORT, ART ENDURES. HIPPOCRATES 460 - 400 V. CHR

  • A DREAM IS INDISPENSABLE IF YOU WANT TO SHAPE THE FUTURE. VICTOR HUGO

  • THE SENSE FOR THE RIDICULOUS ALWAYS GETS MORE DEFINED, THE OLDER YOU GET.BRIAN FERRY

Pictures

You will find more pictures here: cosmicballsdiary.com / urns on a journey / my personal archive

Film

Timeline

Timeline 1980 - 2010

TV, radio and press report on «cosmicball» - further highlights and awards:

A guest at Kurt Aeschbacher, 10vor10 SRF and Eva Wannenmacher "Kulturplatz"

Projects



Contact

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