„SPLASH !“ 2012
Blue books, fixed on the wall and lay out on the floor
300 x 700 x 150 cm
...“SPLASH !“..... something was dropped into the water...
„SPLASH !“ is an homage and symbol to the universal language and music of the water.
We need to close our eyes to imagine this onomatope-word and its mimesis sound and meaning related to the water.
The water is alife and creates its own words - in this installation written by blue original books, which are also mediums who needs our imagination to understand its deeper meaning and sense - like the water. „SPLASH !“ is an image, deep in my brain and out of my childhood I still keep in my memories - this sound made by the water while I have thrown a stone into the lake....
Peter Wüthrich was born 1962 in Bern, where he lives and works. Wüthrich constructs artwork out of
found, multi-colored book covers, dissociated from their original
purposes to become infinite metaphors for the world. Within repetitive
compositions of linen books, each book becomes a single block of color,
like a digital pixel, whose printed cover is indicative of imagination
and adventure—world literature, art, religion, history, fiction,
science, philosophy, mythology—topics and titles among seemingly
countless references. Whether using whole, closed linen-covered books or
cutting shapes (such as angels and butterflies) out of the covers,
Wüthrich employs the book as an object and metaphor, ultimately in
reference to humanity.
Recent solo exhibitions : 2015 Plutschow Gallery, Zürich ; Atelier Les Copains, Milano* ; Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris ; Laure Genillard Gallery, London - 2014 Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel ; Galleria Christian Stein, Milano.