Michael Müller was born in 1970 in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. He went on to study sculpting and fine arts at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf with Magdalena Jetelová. Today, he is primarily known for his drawings, even though he continuously broadens the methods of his artistic expression, combining works on paper with sculptural pieces in installation. Quite often the artist will incorporate works by other artists and found objects or materials.Read More
“As I am completely aware of the fact that in any case, there is only one way of deriving the reality of infinitely many, it remains a permanent task to double-check the implemented works. And perhaps this is ultimately one of the acknowledgements (…): the bliss of comprehension and failure. Thus, art, even beyond such limitations, for me is an ethical obligation in the social domain, for only after having read the observer, does its political character become evident.”
Next to numerous gallery shows, Müller has participated in many group exhibitions in the last ten years, within Germany and internationally. Among others, he has been included in shows at the Landart Biennial in Ulan Bator, Mongolia (2010), the Kunstsaele in Berlin (2010), the Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen in Magdeburg (2010), and in the Kunsthalle in Kiel (2010). Recently, his works have been shown at the Kunsthaus Dresden (2012) and in the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik (2013).
The artist lives and works in Berlin.
Michael Müller describes his approach to painting and more specifically his take on abstraction, while working on six large paintings for a site-specific installation inside the windows of the gallery's 9-metre-high Corner Space.
Thomas Schulte speaks about Allan McCollum's exhibition Everything Is Going To Be OK and the simultaneous group show Listen To a Heart Beat, both of which are on view at Galerie Thomas Schulte from 23 May to 11 July 2020.
Haptic Feedback is a group exhibition dealing with the changing psychological relationship to physical space and our sense of belonging and touch under the influence of digital technologies. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based artist of the gallery, David Hartt.