ABOUT KATJA MÜLLER
"Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs."
- Albert Einstein
I find a lot of joy in learning new things. When I started painting, I was just curious to see what I could do on canvas.
I have experimented with a lot of different materials and forms of artistic expression but photography was one of the first methods that I became intrigued with. Later on, I discovered film making, which gave me direction during my college years. As I got older my career took on a new shape and I began designing interiors and making products for a family business that I am now creative director of. Working in the design industry gave me a lot of exposure to contemporary art. I was especially captivated by abstract art because of how clearly it shows us that no two people's perception of things are ever the same. I believe abstract art can help us understand each other better by showing us that we all form opinions based on our experiences. The truth is, we see in a painting a version of what life has shown us. I like to think of a world where we can talk about global issues the way we talk about art, with an open mind and a thirst to understand how others experience the things that we are experiencing.
I think that I am constantly in search of my deepest form of expression. I don't know why I have this need to tell stories and make people feel things. I suppose I am just eager to live in a world that is kind and exciting and I want to do my part. I am here to share my ideas.
My greatest inspiration is undoubtedly nature. My long-term goal is to make work that merges science, technology and art.