José Gislero

 « I paint and darkness becomes light» 

José Gislero is a Swiss painter who focuses on spiritual conceptual art. 

José is convinced of the power of art to unite and harmonize the opposites of our world. To create peace and balance. 

For him there is no difference between spiritual and material world. Both are interdependent, both are firmly connected and interact.

His series of paintings are often like short stories or painted prayers. His style oscillates between figurative  to expressionistic. His works blend both the material and spiritual world. 

Different media such as oil, acrylic, stained glass and work with leaf metals give voice to his expression. 


Born 1960 in Switzerland. 

1985: BSc in Eng. / Cybernetics. 

1986 – 1995: Working in Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Canada, South-Africa and Peru. 

1996: MBA, Marketing

1996 – 2008: Working mainly in Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. 
2008: Decided to terminate his corporate life and moved to Havana (Cuba).
2008 – 2010: Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro", Havana (Cuba). 

2010 – 2016: Working partly as artist, partly as artist craftsman,  mainly on restoration of houses from the colonial period.
2017 onward: Working as an artist.

José Gislero owns a studio gallery in Havana (Cuba), where some of his paintings are exhibited. 

Artistic Education 

2008 – 2010: Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro", Havana, Cuba


Solo Shows

2023:  Vater Unser (Our Father), Galerie Glaub, Zürich,  Switzerland
2022: Violetas - Studio Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2021: Selected works, Klosterhof, St. Gallen, Switzerland 

2020: Cielos, Estudio  José Gislero, Havana
2019: Azules, B74 Raum für Kunst
Lucerne, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions 

2023:  XXII Salón Nacional De Arte Religiosa Santiago de Cuba, Cuba  

2021:  Werk-und Förderausstellung, 
Haus der Kunst, Altdorf, Switzerland  

2010: Selected works, Anfiteatro de Marianao, Havana, Cuba.