Peter Wüthrich, ‘Es war einmal... (gelb)’, 2017, Sebastian Fath Contemporary

About Peter Wüthrich

Contemporary Swiss artist Peter 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.

Swiss, b. 1962, Bern, Switzerland, based in Bern, Switzerland