Edgar Mueller of Germany is attracting a new breed of art patrons. Mueller, otherwise known as the master of street painting, has turned roads and streets into powerful lifelike artworks that would make them impassable to clueless motorists and passersby. You wouldn’t dare pass a flaming pit or abyss, not until you realize that they are mere paintings of Mueller.
This spectacular artwork was showcased during the “Festival of World Culture” in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland in 2008. With the help of five assistants, Edgar turned 250 square meters of East Pier into an anamorphic canvass. The project had the support of the Goethe Institution of Germany.
This street art was featured during the 30th Anniversary of the International Competition of Street Painters in Geldern, Germany. The doomsday-like painting lay amid residential and business buildings, transforming the landscape of this serene town area into an apocalyptic scene. Mueller described the artwork as deliberately deceptive so as to engage spectators and create a backdrop on which the eyes and intellect confront each other.
This 270 m² waterfall painting was Mueller’s first large-size street project. It was showcased at the Prairie Art Festival in Moose Jaw on River Street, Canada.
One day, passers-by at West India Quay, London woke up to a different street scene that challenged their recollection of the recent events. Mueller’s cave painting resembled an underground mystery exposed by some sort of earthquake. The artwork was completed on June 23 and one of the highlights of the 2009 West India Quay Festival.
The first installment in his “Unconditional Love” series, this street art at the entrance of Tepli-Stan Mega Mall in
Moscow was one of the most physically demanding projects of Mueller. He had to endure the intoxicating smoke and violent lightning of Russia’s capital city to complete yet another masterpiece.
Edgar Muller began his career in painting as early as his teen years. While still in high school, he joined the International Competition of Street Painters in Geldern. Three years later, at the age of 19, he won the competition. In 1998, Muller was awarded the prestigious title of ‘maestro madonnari’ at the world’s grandest street painting festival, The Grazie Festival, which was held in Italy. Müller has been a full-time street painter since the age of 25, travelling across Europe to make a living off his art. He is also a teacher and founder of the first Internet forum for German street painters.