In Müller’s current body of work he uses the literalness of language to look at language by objectifying language itself. In this case language is bound by 1000 point, Helvetica bold, slip cast ceramic forms. As the letters forms are extracted from two dimensional space and are given material and form in three dimensional space they exist as material objects and are subject to gravity. Müller doesn’t give them any “props”; he places them in space and simply let’s go. Many of the forms collapse; the more precarious or top-heavy forms lean into one another or simply tumble over and shatter. Those that crack or shatter reveal an interior color and the interior architecture of the forms. Thomas Müller was born in Cape Town, South Africa and spent his childhood growing up in Africa, the United States and Switzerland. He went on to receive his BFA from the University of Washington and did his graduate studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he received his MFA. Since moving to Los Angeles he has maintained an active studio practice and showing record, showing locally, nationally and internationally. He has lectured and been a visiting artist at Universities and Art Institutions around the country and is currently teaching at the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University.
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