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Eschenbachgasse 9, A-1010, Vienna, Austria
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Ulrike Müller: For Now

MEYER*KAINER, Vienna

Sat 11 Feb 2023 to Sat 8 Apr 2023

Eschenbachgasse 9, A-1010 Ulrike Müller: For Now

Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-3pm

Artist: Ulrike Müller


Artworks

Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2023

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges,

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2023

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2021

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2022

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2022

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Hinges

Ulrike Müller

Hinges, 2022

Vitreous enamel on steel

305 × 394 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Instrumentarium

Ulrike Müller

Instrumentarium, 2021

Monotype chine-collé on paper, pencil

210 × 274 mm

Unique. Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Instrumentarium

Ulrike Müller

Instrumentarium, 2021

Monotype chine-collé on paper

210 × 274 mm

Unique. Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Instrumentarium

Ulrike Müller

Instrumentarium, 2021

Monotype chine-collé on paper, Unique

210 × 274 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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To Teach

Ulrike Müller

To Teach, 2022

Monotype chine-collé on paper and pochoir on paper, with 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, NY Unique

570 × 740 mm

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Home Office

Ulrike Müller

Home Office, 2022

Monotype chine-collé on paper and pochoir on paper, with 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, NY Unique

570 × 740 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Bric-a-Brac

Ulrike Müller

Bric-a-Brac, 2022

Monotype chine-collé on paper and pochoir on paper, with 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, NY Unique

570 × 740 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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For Now

Ulrike Müller

For Now, 2022

Monotype chine-collé on paper on paper, with 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, NY Unique

570 × 740 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried

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Rug (por ahora)

Ulrike Müller

Rug (por ahora), 2022

Sheep wool, handwoven in the workshop of Jerónimo and Josefina Hernández Ruiz, Teotitlán del Valle del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

4140 × 2560 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried. Unique

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Rug (una sola)

Ulrike Müller

Rug (una sola), 2022

Sheep wool, handwoven in the workshop of Jerónimo and Josefina Hernández Ruiz, Teotitlán del Valle del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

1925 × 2550 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried. Unique

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Creatures of Queens 2023

Ulrike Müller

Creatures of Queens 2023, 2023

Wallpainting

8730 × 2390 mm

Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna. Photo: Kati Göttfried. executed by Eva Balayan

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Ulrike Müller was born in Austria and lives in New York.

In her enamel works she explores the relationships between abstraction and body.
Ulrike Müller applies a production technique that has historically been used across cultures as decorative art, but also by industry to produce signs and everyday objects.
Müller applies this firing technique to produce paintings that reuse a range of modernist vocabularies. The individual works are of intimate scale, but their forms radiate outwards and decompress contents embedded in and under the hard finish of their reflective surfaces. Often the image is determined by a vertical bisection of the space. While the eye is drawn up and down, the vertical bipartition also allows transposing shapes in any direction, in order to work out a logic of representation.

The geometries of figure and colour in her compositions, however, are never "purely" abstract. They carry erotic associations. Two parts seem to tease, touch and penetrate each other without falling into binary logics. Müller uses abstraction as an idiom that can be pictorially appropriated, emotionally charged, and can be politically connoted. Depending on the context and the viewer, her works are closely related to current questions of body and identity politics.

In a similar way to the enamel paintings with their seductive palette and glossy surface
the woven rugs, hand-woven from local natural fibers by Zapotec weavers in Mexico, twist the classic paradigms of modernist abstraction with handcrafted sensuality.
For example, a field of abstract forms frames the image of a cat and triggers the cliché of stereotypical feminine sentiment that accompanies pets and weaving.

In addition, Müller transfers some of her compositional strategies into the exhibition space. By painting the walls, the architecture is transformed into a three-dimensional pictorial space that one enters.
The individual pictorial elements repeat themselves selectively from one group of works to the next and appear alternately in the enamel paintings, carpets and collages.
The connection of collage and monotype by the printing technique links painting and drawing, interweaving Müller's main approaches by adding transparent, overlapping areas of colour to enliven the images, creating a decentred, polymorphous field of tension without clear boundaries.

Photos by Kati Göttfried/Courtesy MEYER*KAINER, Vienna

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