Christoph Ruckhäberle - Contemporary Artists

Lake at Sunset

Lake at Sunset The Saatchi Gallery
 

Christoph Ruckhäberle

Lake at Sunset

2004
2004, Oil on canvas

279 x 381cm

Christoph Ruckhaberle’s leisurely scenes operate like dysfunctional stage plays. Cribbed from all the best bits of art history, he imbues his scenes with a contemporary newness of vivid patterns and design colours. His elaborate sets are backdrops of static energy against which his cast nonchalantly mingles: placid and bored, unaware of their own interaction with an expectant audience. This sense of waiting is the delight in Christoph Ruckhaberle’s work. Charmed by the pure casualness of it all, his paintings offer the possibility of getting lost in a moment, a luxuriating pause where visual harmony is appreciated as inert ideal.
 
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