Team and Label
Since 2011 Irene Müller and Diethard Sohn work in a joint studio, under one roof, so it was obvious to give this studio a name under which both artists can be found.
The label Müller & Sohn was founded in 2015 by Irene Müller and Diethard Sohn and registered as a European trademark.
In addition to their own respective, joint projects, works and exhibitions are created here. In 2019, Müller & Sohn the joint project “Land gewinnen” was awarded the Art Prize of the Karl-Heinz Knoedler Foundation, Ellwangen.
The artist duo Müller & Sohn think of themselves as an aesthetic, experimental research laboratory that operates between the poles of painting, sculpture, photography and video art. Their work focuses on nature, from closely observing and examining it and its phenomena to scrutinising how human intervention can impact and alter it.
Müller & Sohn develop artistic-scientific tools which they use to create object-based landmarks in order to change the visual structure of landscapes. Through this kind of spatial re-interpretation and its multimedia documentation, Müller & Sohn create images of intense aesthetic coherence.
Irene Müller, previously an artistic collaborator with Christoph Schlingensief, interweaves documentary photographic and video material with painting. Diethard Sohn connects with nature by means of hyper-realistic rendition in painting. This stands in contrast to his ironical reinterpretation of cubism which combines cubistic structures with the palette and the aesthetic of comic strips.