Cuddle Art by 

Martin Schüler


I am Martin Schüler. Playful, honest, kid. I have been painting cuddly toys since 2018 after my plush cat Gondula commissioned me to do so. Over a hundred works were created, which can be seen regularly at exhibitions. I provoke attention through art actions, publish books and ask myself the big questions of our time. I live in Cottbus near Berlin.

Fascination for cuddly toys

I spent a large part of my childhood in a children's home and at a special school because I suffer from Asperger's syndrome. Back then, I held on to the stuffed animals that were given to me, even if they were just fabric and depictions of real animals. They gave me a feeling of warmth and security. Even though I'm an adult today, I know what value these beings have for people who are looking for a shoulder to lean on. I express that with my art.

Culture talk at Lausitz-TV

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Artist talk in the culture program "Lau Art" with Navid Nail on Lausitz-TV. An exciting insight into my art. Video only in German. You find more videos on YouTube (link).


My works are colourful, ironic and the opposite of a reality that can be cold. As a child I hated art classes because I was always told what art should look like. So, without any previous knowledge, I began to work out supposed mistakes and formed my style. I suffer from Asperger's Syndrome, which gives me a unique perspective on this world. I don't pay attention to size relations, I create artificial spaces. So far I've expressed this in the series types Cuddle=Therapy, Aura, I Am .... I have been working on the new series Chaos on Newsprint since 2022.

I Am In Therapy (2019) from series I Am ...

Comfort Teddy Lutz (2020) from series Cuddle=Therapy

Roffel (2019) from series Aura

Corona Crisis Of Feelings (2021) from series I Am ...

Häh (2022) from series Chaos

Protagonist (2018) from series Cuddle=Therapy

This Is Miami (2021) from series I Am ...

Gondula (2018) from series Cuddle=Therapy

Wonder Awareness (2019) from series Aura

I Can´t Live Without My Ghettoblaster (2020) from series I Am ...

Barbie Girl Micaela (2022) afrom series Chaos

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