Mario M. Muller
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Pigment Print

on 100% Archival Rag Paper

(German Etching by Hahnemühle)

Limited edition of 40

Image Size: 7 x 7 Inches

17 x 17  cm

Paper Size: 14 x 11 Inches

34 x 27  cm

Untitled #1 -- 6 Sold

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                    The single image released this year is my dialog with two of my art heroes, Marcel Duchamp and Gerhard Richter. In 1919 Marcel Duchamp exhibited a signed urinal as a piece of art. It was displayed at the Armory show in NYC. Apart from being scandalous, his action would change the course of what fine art would and could be from there on in. In a single breath he simultaneously thumbed his nose at the art world and invited all to appreciate the art in everything. In 1964, the then young artist Gerhard Richter saw a retrospective of Duchamp and in response painted several versions of a toilet paper roll.

                       Again, his painterly tribute would challenge the assumptions of what could and could not be art. I have loved and seen both works and as an insatiable student of all things art, both works tickle me to this day.

                       As a tribute and editorial comment I have created this print in warm and cool hues. It always galled me that Richter’s depiction was of a roll dispensed “in” rather than “out.” Ask anyone and they will be pretty adamant which is correct. Seldom will you find someone without an opinion.

                    Rather than isolate the object, I have created context with the arc of the bowl on the lower right and a cabinet and hinges to the left. I have also mixed natural and artificial light sources to create a balance between warm and cool.

                    The soft focus dissolves the image upon close inspection but snaps into focus from a certain distance. Humor can and should always have a role to play in art. Lastly, as with all my aesthetic fascination, the image is a portrait of light and form.

-Mario M. Muller, May 2013