Discovering the surreal secrets of nature with Heiko Müller

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Heiko Müller is an artist living and working in Hamburg, Germany. Heiko finds the inspiration for his surreal paintings outside, or in his own words:

“My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.

To imagine and express this, I usually tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and I’m trying to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.”

You can find more of Heiko’s work on his website and Instagram. Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading! What do you think about Heiko’s work?

                           

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