Central to his creative process, he explains, is the paradox that the actuality of a collage element is the reason its incorporation in a painting increases the level of abstraction.
Mühsam is a professor of painting at Northwest Missouri State University who maintains a studio in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions and venues across the U.S. and internationally from his native Romania to Munich, Paris, and Budapest.
He speaks from the Central Library’s first-floor Guldner Gallery. Dissident Formalisms, which illustrates the many roles that books play in his art, remains on display there through January 30, 2022.
Watch his illustrated presentation live online at YouTube.com/kclibrary.
RELATED EXHIBITDissident Formalisms
Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street
Guldner Gallery | First Floor
On display through Sunday, January 30, 2022