Harald F. Müller

1950 · Germany

Artist biography

Harald F. Müller is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Harald F. Müller was born in 1950. Also born in Germany around 1950 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Harald F. Müller's work is available for viewing at Mirko Mayer Galerie located in Cologne, Germany. Harald F. Müller's work has most recently been exhibited at Mirko Mayer Galerie in Cologne (28 November 2019 until 25 February 2020) with the exhibition back to back.

Further Biographical Context for Harald F. Müller

Harald F. Müller was born in 1950 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Harald F. Müller

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