Thomas Müller EINANDER
Private View: February 23rd, 2008, 6-9 p.m.
With each other, in opposition to each other, towards each other, the relation in which the works are brought together is not clearly defined though but it becomes very obvious to the viewer that their visual interaction creates a tension in the gallery space.
Every work presents itself individually, is a unique research in material and technique executed on paper. But nevertheless each work is in a dialogue with the others. The drawings in ink, pencil, pastel or charcoal trigger the viewer to play a kind of morphological memory game. There is no obvious system underlying in the works but we would find symmetries, harmonical consonances and kinship in between them. Some of the hidden secrets in these structures seem unfolded, some wait for contemplation. These bipolarities so inherent in Mueller's work: order and disorder, distraction and concentration, pluralism and individuality appear in a convincing logic. The plethora of elements chosen, create a secret formal language on the paper communicating with us. This language cannot be decoded in away a simple message can be read as it is full of blank spaces, keeping the communication process open and appealing to the viewer's activity. This might be a technique Mueller used to apply when he studied lyrical structures during his studies of literature. Transferring the way literary texts are working- each word gaining significance in the context of the juxtaposed word - a poetic intertextuality is a key to the reading of Mueller's drawings.