MINO, born Stefan M. Bächler (*1967 in Lucerne), is an artist with many talents. His work includes oil painting, but also paper cutting and performance. In 1998, his silhouette art even made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Since 2009, MINO has published numerous children's books as an author and illustrator. MINO had his first solo exhibition in 1992 and has since shown his works throughout Europe, including at the Hans Erni Museum and the Museum des Pays-d'Enhaut.

MINO gives his paintings a very unusual character through the pronounced dark contours, which are reminiscent of the woodcut technique. The artist pays particular attention to the choice of hues: each color, according to the painter, is a brushstroke of his soul and an expression of his feelings and moods.

The artist lives and works in Zurich and on Lake Maggiore.