Carbon 12, Dubai, UAE
With overflowing energy and impressive technique, Philip Mueller’s paintings are a wild ride: with subjects from pop culture icons to belles-de-nuits, Icelandic shamans, and the Adams Family, Mueller creates a symbolist universe where everything, anything, could and will happen. Dionysus meets Jesus, cannibal monkeys on LSD, the content is as radical as the style: painted with finger on linoleum floor, poured all-over-style, masterly brush technique combined with excessive speed. The canvas becomes a battlefield of chance and composition, assemblage and association. Like alchemy, Mueller’s paintings can be seen as ecstatic rituals, a dialogue with the spirits, and cathartic acts that unleash primary forces.
He has had solo exhibitions at Carbon 12 in Dubai, Aram Haus in Vienna, and Galerie Austria in Vienna, among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as Dessous in Vienna, Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Q Contemporary in Beirut.
Courtesy of Carbon 12