Arnd Christian Müller lives and works in Beijing, China, since 2000, making Beijing his longest uninterrupted place of residence. The challenges of everyday life in this megacity change perception and attitude on life and creativity. Arnd experiences it as a never-ending feast for his ever-alert creativity.

“Art” book lays out a selection of works in chronological order, starting in 1991. It shows the sometimes thoughtful, sometimes spontaneous or playful willingness to being challenged and experiment with different materials, objects and topics, leading to the production of these creative milestones.

For the artist it is essential to work within a wide array of different forms of expression, allowing him to choose whichever feels right for what he wants to convey. His work therefore comprises photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media.

Some of his exhibits come with the tag “Please touch me gently”, inviting the onlooker to actively engage with the work. It is Arnd’s feeling that movement brings or keeps some artworks alive and somewhat elusive, as the momentum of the motion will bring about slightly varying performances.

艾恩自二零零零年起开始定居中国北京,这里俨然已经成了他的第二故乡。这座巨大的城市每天都会带来新鲜的挑战,而这也让艾恩改变了对于生活和创作的理解及态度。在艾恩看来,这些挑战就像是一场永不落幕的盛宴,使他的创作嗅觉日益灵敏。

“艺术”图书中精选了艾恩自1991年开始创作的作品,并将作品按照年份排列。这些作品显示出艾恩时而精心思考,时而自然随性的创作意图,他采用不同的材料,物体或主题,不断地接受挑战进行实验,创作出这些具有里程碑意义的艺术作品。对于艺术家来说,艺术表达方式一定要多种多样,这样才能通过最恰当的渠道传达艺术理念。所以,艾恩的作品包含摄影作品,画作,雕塑以及混合媒体作品等。

艾恩有些展品上会有这样一个标识“请轻轻触碰我”,以此邀请观众主动融入到作品中来。艾恩认为,运动可以使一些作品充满生机,而因为每一次运动都不尽相同,所以这也为作品蒙上了一层略带神秘感的面纱。