Johannes Müller (born 1986 in Immenstadt) studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart) from 2008 to 2015 under Volker Lehnert, Volker Lang and Peter Chevalier. He lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany.

People are the focus of Johannes Müller's works. What is the human being? What defines them? What place do they have in the world? Johannes Müller wants to understand people and at the same time express the difficulties associated with this attempt.

He shows scenes from everyday life, memories of people and events, and tries to capture and show their transience. The scenes are often fragmentary, but vivid. They have something familiar about them, like déjà vu. As if you were looking into your own memories. 

Sketches, memories, photographs and other images serve Johannes Müller as a source. Through the impasto, modelled application of paint, what is shown moves into the realm of abstract perception and at the same time receives a sculptural character, in which the own and the foreign combine, gaps and additions determine each other, fleetingness and permanence meet.

Blurring, interference, pixel errors and motion diffusion make it difficult to get a clear picture. These "image disturbances" are borrowed from other image systems such as photography, film and digital media. They question our ideas of perception and knowledge.

Johannes Müller, Galerie Thomas Fuchs
Sammler, 2023
oil on canvas, 135 x 110 cm