Using painting, sculpture and drawing, Berlin-based artist Alex Müller creates spaces and stages them as walk-in pictures. Her works often transform organic materials such as apples or blue poppies and objects taken from everyday reality into fantastic, paradoxical and enigmatic arrangements. Alongside autobiographical sources, the cultural memory of a society shaped by the media plays a central role in the creation of these constellations. The inspiration from television series from the artist’s childhood and youth, her admiration for filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway and her fascination with mythological and astrological knowledge, but also German history, the division of Germany and her family’s East-West constellation are of great importance here. Accordingly, Alex Müller’s works oscillate between identification and mystery, the creation of meaning and hermeticism, skillfully playing with the boundaries between painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, film, sound and performance.

Alex Müller (b. 1969) lives and works in Berlin. Her works are part of collections, such as Julia Stoschek Collection, Leopold Hoesch Museum or Collection Grässlin and have been presented in museum shows at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart or just recently at Kunsthalle Nürnberg.

Alex Müller’s first solo exhibition with the gallery DER ANFANG STEHT SCHON FEST (The Beginning is Already Set) will open on September 6, 2024.