about Henriette Müller's art
Artist Henriette Müller has been a wanderer between creative fields and also between different cultures. This lead her from Ulm in Southern Germany through Europe via Zambia and Zimbabwe into the USA (where she received a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in 1994, http://www.msmnyc.edu/) and on to India. She lives and works now near Berlin.
Pain, dying, solitude, war – Henriette Müller deals in her work with major subjects of art. This is balanced with almost meditative works that mirror the beauty of this world.
"Her work is honest. At first glance, it doesn't force the attention of the viewer, but presents itself in a raw way, telling its story calmly. Yet, it has an appeal that irresistably casts a spell. And it releases feelings beyond all description. Natural intensity arising out of an inner depth..."
Jong-Ha Kim, CEO of the gallery ARTIST HOMES in the preface to the catalogue "Dissolution".
“The large paintings centre on the subject ’war’. The emphathic superiority and desolate powerlessness of the silent nature is the frame for pain, despair and loss of war...At first glance, Henriette Müller’s paintings seem almost enigmatic - mystic surroundings, a landscape ready to dissolve. She creates in her work a dynamic that is emphasised by the materials used.“
Art historian Juliana Hellmundt about the series „kaliyuga“
The artist is grateful for everything she could learn from:
- H.E. Dzogchen Rinpoche (what really matters)
- Walter Dohmen (printing techniques, especially intaglio)
- Stephan Keller (lithography)
- Ludmila Ulehla † (contemporary composition)
- Hartmut Fladt (musicology)
- Dick Oatts (saxophone)