Andreas Rüthi was born 1956 in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied painting under Jan Sierhuis and Peter Reisma from 1987 to 1990 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. His much celebrated still life paintings were shown regularly from the mid-nineties onwards in Europe, the US and Australia.
Since working in rural Burgundy and Collioure in the south of France, his subjects also include landscape paintings – made en plein air or from drawings and watercolours. These hybrid landscapes play with spatial and temporal simultaneity, where the light and colours from different times of the day co-exist in a single painting.
Collioure Sunset plays with spatial and temporal simultaneity, where the light of dawn and dusk co-exist, and the yellow mimosa, white almond blossom, lemon and orange tree are in permanent flower. Rather than reconstructing the experience of a unified perspective, the work is a collage of fragments investigating new possibilities held within the tradition of landscape painting.