Thomas Müller

1959 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Müller is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Thomas Müller was born in 1959. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Thomas Müller.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Müller is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Kristof de clercq in Gent, Belgium and Gallery Klein in Cologne, Germany. Thomas Müller's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition meander - Drawings at Gallery Klein in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 05 April 2019 until 10 May 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Müller

Thomas Müller was born in 1959 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, 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 his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to emerge as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Thomas Müller

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