White Prelude #373, 2006. oil color on paper, 18.5 x 13 in.

Manfred Müller: Contingent Space

German-born, Los Angeles-based Manfred Müller is best known for his installations: church pews in Mexico, painted soot-black and reconfigured so that the seats collide elegantly, or a “desk,” reconstituted from found office materials, jutting out of one window and re-entering through another. His works may defy gravity and usefulness, but never beauty.