Mario M. Muller

Mario M. Muller   

 
“Simply stated, I have honed an iconography of the contemporary urban environment. “ Says Mario M. Muller.  The urgent rhythms of city dwellers have provided a well of inspiration for over Twenty years.  Silhouettes and shadows embody these anonymous masses. The confluence between nature and man-made provides tension. The cracks in the pavement can mark longitude and latitude lines of their destination-driven existence. Abstracted shapes between strangers can become topographical maps charting the interdependence of all urban inhabitants. The shapes of buildings, stripped from their context, can become visual DNA markers of placement.   The UrbanMotif seeks to reveal the invisible details of the unpredictable metropolis
 
Using exclusively India Ink on Paper for the past dozen years, Mr. Muller distills urban light to the essence of silhouette and shadow. In Mr. Muller’s “urban exposure”, his subjects include pedestrians, commuters and destination-driven inhabitants of a contemporary metropolis. Since choosing Los Angeles as the base of his operations six years ago, Mr. Muller has also expanded his iconography to include the remarkably diverse flora and fauna which infiltrates Los Angles so elegantly.
 
Mario M. Muller started his career in New York 30 years ago and now resides and works in Los Angeles. He has mounted over 20 solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Louisville, San Francisco and Paris, France. Muller graduated from Northwestern (his mentor was Ed Paschke) and he went on to have master classes with Wayne Thiebaud, Roy Lichtenstein and Elaine deKooning among others. He’s been a fellowship recipient from Villa Montalvo and was recently awarded a grant from The Donnelley Foundation for artistic excellence. Muller’s public art commissions include the Louisville International Airport and the New York City Arts for Transit Program. 
 

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Urban Exposure