10 November 2023–29 January 2024
The Black Flags of Medea
Part of Alserkal Art Week
The exhibition revolves around this search for meaning, reflecting a period of introspection.
Starts 10 November 2023
Ends 29 January 2024
Venue Carbon 12
From the depths of their enclaves the Black Flamingo Sad Boys, and the Naxos Racing Team emerge. It is a gathering of old and new people from paintings past, their faces masked as they pilgrim through new terrain. We are at the cusp of a chapter coming to its close - before our feet, the embers of a lifetime spent in the fruitless pursuit of pleasure crumble to dust.
The Black Flags of Medea encapsulates a fundamental stage in the journey Philip Mueller’s (b. 1988, Austria) characters undergo. After countless summers spent chasing some semblance of fulfilment, a dull ache has harbored in the pits of their very being. Unanswered questions loom large, demanding resolution. The exhibition revolves around this search for meaning, reflecting a period of introspection.
The days are long, awash in colors that ripen and mature underneath a late-setting sun. Mueller’s steady fascination with German Romanticism permeates his new compositions, as observed through his renewed focus on the natural world. These scenic works are of personal significance to the artist - of which one crucial scene unfolds in autumn, amidst a landscape he calls his birthplace.