|1967||Born in Kerns/Obwalden, Switzerland|
|1989–1994||Free art, Luzern|
|1994–1999||Work in various art studios, California|
|Since 1999||Freelance Artist, studio in Kerns/Obwalden|
The interplay of colors in Andrea Roethlin’s objects reminds the viewer of gaseous planets in distant galaxies. By combining contrasting materials such as metal and paper or gold and ink, she creates clouds of color and abstract patterns. This Swiss artist often uses materials that the viewer can’t recognize at first glance. It’s due, in part, to these materials that her objects have complex surface textures that create various effects as a result of changes between light and shadow or of the natural passing of time. Röthlin deliberately uses these effects to highlight the nature of time and its evitable passage.