One of our friends from the Adidas Showcase, Brooklyn-based Maximilian Mueller, is having a solo show this Saturday at Seeing Things Gallery in San José, CA. It's titled Babbling Flower, and explores Mueller's "colorfully dark" characters who exude a sense of pure optimism in their navigation of romance, adventure, and joy. The show will contain paintings, and prints, exhibiting his wide variety of media interests from illustration and graphic design to woodworking and sculpture.
Here's a brief bio: "Maximilian Mueller is an American Contemporary artist from Maryland, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Mueller is noted for his use of cartoonish figures and imagery that depict subjects such as society, politics and pop culture. Influenced by cultures such as skateboarding, folk art, pop art, low brow and street art, his cross disciplinary interests infuse his work with a dynamic mix of skill sets, ranging from painting to illustration, graphic design to printmaking, woodworking to sculpture."