Stephen Mueller: Bright Spirituality

Stephen Mueller, Untitled (NYC), 2010, watercolor and gouache on paper, 12 x 12
Stephen Mueller, Untitled (NYC), 2010, watercolor and gouache on paper, 12 x 12 inches (courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.)

Altoon Sultan blogs about the exhibition Stephen Mueller: Selected Works 2007-2011 at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, on view through December 22, 2012.

Sultan writes: "The small works on paper, in their bright, almost wacky colors, and their translucent light, were joyful and meditative. I felt I was looking at a Western cousin to the brilliant Tantric paintings of India. The small paintings invite close, slow observation. Mueller approached each form with tender care, with a delicate precision that speaks of depth and attention rather than any kind of fussy obsessiveness. His control of his medium is exquisite: from flowing, subtle translucent shifts of hue, to careful opacities."