edgar mueller

Topics: History of painting, Street painting, Modernism Pages: 2 (572 words) Published: February 3, 2014
Three-dimensional street artist Edgar Müeller
Edgar Müller was born in Mülheim on July 10th, 1968. He was raised in Straelen, Germany. His fascination with painting began when he was young, with paintings of the landscapes of Straelen. 

Edgar went to high school in the neighboring town of Geldern, where an international competition of street painters took place., it was really more of a festival than a competition. Inspired by the works of art, which met him on his way to school, Edgar Müller decided to enter the competition. He entered for the first time when he was 16. He won the competition when he was 19, with a copy of the famous "Jesus at Emmaus” painted by the famous painter Carvaggio. After he had won the competition in Geldern, he entered many other international competitions. Since 1998, Edgar Müller has held the title of 'maestro madonnari' (master street artist), only a few artists hold the title worldwide. The title is awarded at the worlds largest street painting festival, called The Grazie Festival, which is held in the small town of Grazie in Italy. When he was about 25, Müller decided to completely devote his life to street painting. He travelled all over Europe, making a living with his modern art. Müller set up the first and only known Internet board for street painters in Germany it helped him and other street painters keep connected and share their art with each other.  Edgar Müller was known for drawing exact replicas of famous paintings at the feet of an audience. Despite attending courses with well-known artists, Edgar is actually an autodidact. He is always looking for new forms to express him self and is now pursuing a new art form and creating his own style. He paints over large areas of the public space and gives them a new look, challenging the consciousness of passer-bys. The observer becomes a part of the new scenery just by walking upon the art. One of the well-known influences to Muller is the creator of three-dimensional...
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