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Sebastian Mügge
updated: 08/13/2013
website: sebastianmuegge.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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I may not have fought the good fight, but I have kept the faith
Pour le Mérite
Entweder ist dieser Kerl völlig verrückt oder wir sind es!
Und der Himmel hängt voller Geigen
Höga Kusten
After 5 Years of Holiday
After 5 Years of Holiday
On The Other Side
Holmsund (Close-up)
Action Drawing in Quebec
Phantom Pain
To Have A Sceleton In The Closet (Close-up)
Holmsund
To Have A Skeleton In The Closet
Canadian Train
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative
 
 
I may not have fought the good fight, but I have kept the faith by Sebastian Mügge
I may not have fought the good fight, but I have kept the faith
Fineliner
2013
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
Pour le Mérite by Sebastian Mügge
Pour le Mérite
Fineliner
2013
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
Entweder ist dieser Kerl völlig verrückt oder wir sind es! by Sebastian Mügge
Entweder ist dieser Kerl völlig verrückt oder wir sind es!
Fineliner
2012
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
Und der Himmel hängt voller Geigen by Sebastian Mügge
Und der Himmel hängt voller Geigen
Fineliner
2012
19.7" x  25.2" 
Höga Kusten by Sebastian Mügge
Höga Kusten
Fineliner
2012
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
After 5 Years of Holiday by Sebastian Mügge
After 5 Years of Holiday
Mixed media on paper, tin can ends/rust
2010
Dimensions variable
After 5 Years of Holiday by Sebastian Mügge
After 5 Years of Holiday
Mixed media on paper, tin can ends/rust
2010
Dimensions variable
On The Other Side by Sebastian Mügge
On The Other Side
Fineliner
2012
19.7" x  25.2" 
Holmsund (Close-up) by Sebastian Mügge
Holmsund (Close-up)
Fineliner
2012
19.7" x  25.2" 
Action Drawing in Quebec by Sebastian Mügge
Action Drawing in Quebec
Ballpen, acrylic
2011
11.8" x  8.7" 
Phantom Pain by Sebastian Mügge
Phantom Pain
Fineliner
2011
11.8" x  8.7" 
To Have A Sceleton In The Closet (Close-up) by Sebastian Mügge
To Have A Sceleton In The Closet (Close-up)
Fineliner, coffee, rust
2011
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
Holmsund by Sebastian Mügge
Holmsund
Fineliner
2012
19.7" x  25.2" 
To Have A Skeleton In The Closet by Sebastian Mügge
To Have A Skeleton In The Closet
fineliner, coffee, rust
2011
19.7 " x  25.2 " 
Canadian Train by Sebastian Mügge
Canadian Train
Fineliner, crayon
2011
19.7" x  25.2" 

Artist Statement

Sebastian Mügge (b. 1981 in Bonn, Germany) is an emerging German-Swedish interdisciplinary artist based in Umeå, Sweden. He received his MFA from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.

In his practice he works in the borderland between painting, drawing, readymade, sculpture and installation. He often alternates these mediums as his intention is to find something which might connect these means of expression so they can become just one body of work- integration instead of segregation. These projects can result in research-oriented and expressive site-specific, often monumental and narrative sculptural pieces. In his experimental approach the sensual aspect is crucial as its function is to get the viewer emotionally involved in the artwork, and furthermore stimulate his intellectual curiosity.

His work includes recycling/sampling of alternative materials and carefully selected objects which are ready to be integrated in his art projects. In all mediums he hides a wide pool of symbols which he needs to investigate issues like identity, childhood, various conflicts impact on individuals’ daily life, irrational feeling of guilt, etc. Furthermore, he likes to play with historical and every day references, mixtures of cultural backgrounds and art historical quotations. Through his practice he is exploring the performative aspect of the studio production where a dialogue between the systematic and the open-ended is created. He is exploiting as well the potential and aesthetic value of found objects and analyzing their significance for the Western world. In general his work can be described as an exhalation of existentalist fear. 

His work has been exhibited at numerous art institutions and galleries such as Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn (Germany), Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden), Centre d’artistes Caravansérail (Rimouski, Canada), Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Canada) as well as Galleri Sandström/Andersson (Stockholm, Sweden), and Galerie Gerken (Berlin, Germany) which also represents him.

Artist Bio / CV

Education:    

2011        

MFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden

2009

BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden

2008

Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania 

2005-2006

Visual Art Program, Östra Grevie folkhögskola, Sweden      

Lives and works in Umeå, Sweden                          

Upcoming:          

2013     

Kramfors Konsthall, soloshow, Sweden         

Härnösands Konsthall, soloshow, Sweden                                 

Exhibitions:  

2012

Survival Kit 4 Contemporary Art Festival, Sigulda, Latvia

Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany 

4e Biennale du dessin, Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada

Neues Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany 

Nordic Art School Window Gallery, Kokkola, Finland

2011         

Caravansérail, Rimouski, Québec, Canada 

Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden                                          

Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

WIP konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany 

Galleri 60, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden 

2009        

Galleri 60, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2007           

Institute of Art History, University of Bonn, Germany 

2006           

Kult41, Bonn, Germany                                                  

Stockholms Auktionsverk, Malmö, Sweden 

 

Scholarships/Grants:         

2012

Höga Kusten Grant   

2011                       

IASPIS international exchange grant (Swedish Visual Arts Fund)                                                       

Stiftelsen Ann-Margret Lindells Stipendiefond    

2007-2010           

Stiftelsen AAA, Gothenburg 

2008            

ERASMUS Mobility Grant 

2006            

Östra Grevie folkhögskola Stipendiefond

Residencies:     

2012

Kramfors, Höga Kusten, Sweden 

Drake Arts Center, Kokkola, Finland 

2011             

Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden

 

Representation:                             

Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany                             

 In private collections in Germany, Sweden, Canada