Andreas Mühe joins Galerie Bastian
Bastian Gallery is delighted to announce its collaboration with Andreas Mühe, whom the gallery will represent in the future. A first solo exhibition will take place in the fall of 2024.
For years, the artist’s photographs, beyond contemporary isms and schools, have been a dialogue between fiction and reality, approaches to the visible and apparent world.
The language of his photographs combines everyday phenomena and settings with poetically alienating thoughts, whose sensuality contrasts the imagism of our time with an imagination of its own.
The works of Andreas Mühe have been shown for years in numerous museum exhibitions, including, but not limited to, the Städel Museum Frankfurt, the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing. They are part of significant public and private collections.
An example of his work can soon be seen in the exhibition »Caspar David Friedrich –Art for a New Era« at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In his picture, Mühe transforms the romantic topography of Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 painting »Chalk Cliffs on Rügen«, in which the viewer looks into the depths from the edge of a cliff – according to Friedrich, »the inner gaze from the endangered now into the infinite« – into a 21st century interpretation. Andreas Mühe reverses the inner gaze of Romanticism. In a cool agnosticism, 200 years after Friedrich, he shows us the transfigured, illuminated landscape for a single figure, which we follow into the exposure and forlornness of its existence.
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