Drawing now Paris 2015

Drawing now Paris ! Thanks for the invite :))
Great opening with L&L artists: Claire Colin-Collin and Rieko Koga ...
my discovery of the fair : Beverly Baker.
Old time favorite : Thomas Muller & Hanns Schimansky
The new star : Pius Fox
also featuring our respected Fb friends : Frank Badur , Mark Williams , Paul Pagk 
and the first lady in the scene: Katrin Bremermann - congrats !

 Hanns Schimansky

 Beverly Baker

 Pius Fox

 Pius Fox

 Pius Fox

 Thomas Muller

Touching Relating Dividing / New works by Thomas Müller

Opening: Tuesday 17th April 2012 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: 18th April to 19th May 2012

Thomas Müller, Untitled, Ballpoint and Indian ink on Arches paper, 160 x 115 cm, 2012

Touching Relating Dividing,  Thomas Müller at Patrick Heide CA
Photo by Marcus Leith

Touching Relating Dividing,  Thomas Müller at Patrick Heide CA
Photo by Marcus Leith

Touching Relating Dividing,  Thomas Müller at Patrick Heide CA
Photo by Marcus Leith

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art is pleased to present ‘Touching Relating Dividing’, the second solo exhibition in London of German artist Thomas Müller. ‘Touching Relating Dividing’ will feature an installation of recent drawings, hung in the usual open grid manner, and 3 large-scale works on paper.

The title of the exhibition derives from the title of Müller’s latest catalogue, published by the Centre for Recent Drawing in London together with Patrick Heide Contemporary Art in 2011. The catalogue concentrates on the variety, process and essential qualities of the German artist’s drawing practice and will be available at the opening and throughout the exhibition.

Since the mid 90ties Müller has worked exclusively with the medium of drawing, exploring an endless spectrum of media and motives where no routine is allowed. Always non figurative, each drawing is a renewed and fresh exploration into process, composition and material.

Blue and purple ballpoint pen drawings of dense thin parallel lines are created next to drawings with lines and loose grids in green and violet oil or marks and spots in Indian ink. Motifs of organic weaving in black crayon are opposed to almost imperceptible doodles in graphite or colour pencil.
All works are nevertheless linked in spirit and interact with each other in spite of their variety. Müller’s typical installation method, rows of A4 drawings hung in open and broken groupings of always the same distance, allows the eye to wander and underlines the connections between the drawings but also brings out new aspects amongst the works. As Patrick Heide states in the accompanying invitation text: “Müller understands (like very few artists) how to let drawing develop in any direction, where the next drawing can be the missing type, yet capture its essence at the same time.”

In ‘Touching Relating Dividing’, an installation of A4 drawings will map out a good part of the main gallery space downstairs, covering it from floor to ceiling.
Yet Müller has always been engaging with larger surfaces as well, and has demonstrated his talent and ability on this scale. Three drawings of even larger format than in the last London exhibition will be presented, amongst them an enormous blue ballpoint pen drawing: realized by placing a caliber formed after a piece of glass on the paper surface, Müller traces its edges to then move the caliber spirally, creating flowing waves that cover the full extent of the paper to an imposing visual impact.

Thomas Müller studied painting and drawing at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart as well as German literature at the University of Stuttgart. He had museum exhibitions in Germany, France, Switzerland, USA and Iceland. His drawings are collected internationally and form part of high profile private collections such as the Guerlain collection in Paris or the Frankel collection in the US.
Prominent museums such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunstmuseum Bonn and Stuttgart and the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin hold larger numbers of his drawings in their collections.
In 2010 he was shortlisted for the prestigious Prix de Dessin Contemporain of the Fondation Guerlain.
Thomas Müller lives and works in Stuttgart.     

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art

11 Church Street
London NW8 8EE
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Clément BAGOT

Had an interesting day at the  DRAWING NOW in paris (artistic director : Mr Philp Piguet )

The official award winner for 2012 is Mr. Clément BAGOT  - congratulation!
Personally, i think the uncrowned prince of the salon throughout the last three years is Thomas Muller, i admire his work.

it was fascinating to note how works by different artists converse.
Thomas vinson - frank badur, Corinne Laroche - Pietra bloch,  Károly Keserü - Lucie Beppler, German Stegmaier - Hanns Schimansky  ( what a beautiful collection of works )

not to suggest the works are similar, but that the wide range of generations and mediums, creates a context in which each proposition gains in clarity and results in a concentrated dose of high quality drawings.  

 Thomas Muller

 Frank Badur

 Thomas vinson

Corinne Laroche 

Pietra bloch

Károly Keserü

Lucie Beppler. 

German Stegmaier

Hanns Schimansky 

Thomas Müller




" These bipolarities so inherent in Mueller's work:
order and disorder, distraction and concentration, pluralism and individuality present themselves in a convincing logic.
The plethora of elements chosen, create a secret formal language on the paper communicating with us but it cannot be decoded in away a message can be read as it is full blank spaces, keeping the communication open and appealing to the viewer's activity.
This might be a technique Mueller used to apply when he studied lyrical structures during his studies of literature.
Transferring the way literary texts are working- each word gaining significance in the context of the neighbor word - to Muellers concept of contextuality intertextuality is a key to reading of his drawings."