For decades, sculptor Louis Mueller has been working with metal to create intelligent and witty critiques on art and language. His latest work, shallow wall reliefs made of constructed bronze that he paints in vibrant monochromes, is no exception. He describes his current work as "concerned with color, form, and purity." Mueller's sculptures change and evolve as he works rather than simply illustrating a preconceived idea. "This is about my attempts to find intelligent, mature solutions using construction as my means," Mueller explains. "The work is guided and inspired by history. Color, form, shadows and spontaneity play key roles in my work's realization."
Louis Mueller teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has been featured in the New York Times and in magazines such as American Craft, Sculpture, and Arts Magazine. Mueller has been a visiting artist at many institutions including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Royal College of Art in London, and Pilchuck Glass School. His work is in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the American Craft Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
above image: An Answer for Tomorrow, 2003. Constructed bronze and oil paint.