Reinhard Mucha

Galerie Max Hetzler

There are artists whose work is nothing but a projection of their vision of the world and, as such, it prevails over the world, participating in it and at times enriching it. We might call this type of artist “Modern” In our century, another sort of artist has made an appearance, one who swoops down on the world, touches upon things without leaving a trace, yet lets those things make an impression upon him or her while experiencing them. This sort of “passive” artist, whose activity is a nomadic voyage, this artist who has developed a sensibility in terms of and in love with existence, is perhaps one of the most original products of our current culture and goes well beyond the ideology of the Modern.

Currently, Reinhard Mucha is highly representative of this type of artist. Each time I have found myself in front of one of his pieces, my first impulse has to been to ask questions: What is

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