Stefan Müller

Hang zur Neigung
The first monograph of works by Stefan Müller.
Editors: 
Karola Kraus
Release Date: 
April 2010
Credits: 
Published by Distanz
Format: 
21,5 x 27 cm
Features: 
160 Pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
bilingual German/English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-407-6
Catalog Price: 
$59.00

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The artist answers the question of what painting can still be today with beer, blood, ash, dust, and coffee, which have left their traces on used bed sheets. Or he puts a canvas on a stretcher after dragging it over the floor of his studio, titling the result Empire of Dirt.

Müller’s painting is characterized by a reduced selection of materials, motifs, and colors. Using a m ...
 

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The artist answers the question of what painting can still be today with beer, blood, ash, dust, and coffee, which have left their traces on used bed sheets. Or he puts a canvas on a stretcher after dragging it over the floor of his studio, titling the result Empire of Dirt.

Müller’s painting is characterized by a reduced selection of materials, motifs, and colors. Using a minimalist approach, he explores the depths of a painting, though he often considers it finished at a very early point. The tiniest marks, seemingly random, sometimes suffice.

Born in 1972, Stefan Müller began studying painting with Thomas Bayrle at the Frankfurter Städelschule in 1996. At the time, his work was marked by doubts that it was possible to paint at all at the end of the twentieth century. Even today, the focus of his art is still a preoccupation with the medium of painting and with the question what it can still signify formally for the present in the wake of the expressive forms of conceptual and minimalist art.

This book features essays by Thomas Bayrle, Hans-Jürgen Hafner and Julia Wirxel as well as a foreword by Karola Kraus.