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Harald F. Müller

ZAMBIA, 2015

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Harald F. Müller

Born in 1950 in Karlsruhe, Harald F. Müller is an artist who almost defies description—and certainly not because his oeuvre lacks a cohesive aesthetic core. Quite the contrary. To encounter a Harald F. Müller is an experience that is unmistakable as it is captivating, a carefully considered integration of medium that seems to write a love letter to the history of art while simultaneously unifying high and pop cultures in a vivid splash of indeterminate time. This is exactly why Müller’s works escape easy definition—they are a celebration of freedom, their very essence derived from the here and now.

Müller’s body of work is rooted in a seemingly inexhaustible personal archive of colors and images—he reportedly keeps some 900 pigments alongside a collection of found photographs that requires three full rooms to store. Always sculptural, always incorporating photographic material, and guaranteed to be a thought-provoking experience, Müller’s works are exhibited at Zurich’s Mai 36 Galerie and Mirko Mayer Gallery, Cologne.

Born in 1950 in Karlsruhe, Harald F. Müller is an artist who almost defies description—and certainly not because his oeuvre lacks a cohesive aesthetic core. Quite the contrary. To encounter a Harald F. Müller is an experience that is unmistakable as it is captivating, a carefully considered integration of medium that seems to write a love letter to the history of art while simultaneously unifying high and […] more

ZAMBIA, 2015

A perfect balance of dazzling color and daring imagery, ZAMBIA exemplifies Harald F. Müller’s intriguing style—as well as the artist’s series SAS, Maler und Modell from which it’s taken. Using images sourced from the covers of French author Gerard de Villiers’ crime novels—a gritty, James Bond-like series named SAS that was published between 1965 and 2013 and translated into most European languages—Müller transforms visual cliche into an ongoing exploration of pop culture iconography.

Depicting a scantily clad blonde holding a gun while gazing seductively at the camera, ZAMBIA’s dramatic hues shine behind Diasec mounting, an acrylic process that offers this C-Print protection while accentuating the brilliance of Müller’s carefully selected color tones. Rather than the ALUCORE back mounting that lends his pieces their characteristic three-dimensional quality, Müller has opted here for industrial, paper honeycomb instead—a choice that preserves his signature aesthetic at the same time as imparting a softer edge to this rare, smaller work.

Exclusively produced for Amazing Editions in cooperation with the artist and signed and numbered on the back in a very limited run, this edition will make a bold addition to any collection.

A perfect balance of dazzling color and daring imagery, ZAMBIA exemplifies Harald F. Müller’s intriguing style—as well as the artist’s series SAS, Maler und Modell from which it’s taken. Using images sourced from the covers of French author Gerard de Villiers’ crime novels—a gritty, James Bond-like series named SAS that was published between 1965 and […] more

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Harald F. Müller
ZAMBIA, 2015

Size:
40,5 x 40,5 x 5,5 cm

Material:
C-print on aludibond with Diasec face, mounted on honeycomb

Edition:
45 + 5 AP, signed and numbered

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