Armin Muhsam

March 23 – June 10, 2018

Armin Muhsam was born in Germany, studied art at Montana State University, and currently teaches all aspects of Art at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. His first solo exhibition will be held in the spring of 2018 at the AKMA.  In an exhibition that consists primarily of paintings, but with some sculptural aspects, Muhsam wants his students to see how this exhibition comes together, from creating the artwork to having it displayed at a museum in a solo show.  His work focuses on landscapes that are never unspoiled nature-scapes, but always sophisticated cultivated landscapes. Every one of his paintings portrays human creations of various kinds: architectural, symbolic, cultural, and civilizing. He visualizes these creations through the use of various construction elements, planted vegetation and isolated fragments.  Muhsam makes striking comparisons between the country in which he was raised, and the country where he now resides.