Kathy Mueller-Moser was born in Philadelphia USA, in June 1968. Soon after the family moved to Japan and later to Switzerland. Cultural shifts are a recurring theme in her creations.
After completing her art studies in Zürich she worked for one of the most renowned Swiss creative collectives, the ‚Atelier am Wasser’. There she refined her skills in object design and sculpture. She founded her design company and became member of the association of Swiss Visual Artists. Among other projects she also worked with the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist.
Today she works in her studio near Zurich. Her art mainly concentrates on paintings and objects. Bright collages in various formats, mosaic mirrorred figurines as well as her fantastic sculptures from the „Pumpkin Babies“ series all demonstrate her love of colour as well as continually being influenced by Japanese manga, comic book heroes and magical creatures of all kinds.
The „Pumpkin Babies“ adress the difficult transition between childhood and adolescence. In their isolation the seemingly cute creatures appear lonely and vulnerable, but by confronting the viewer with their challenging and expecting stare they seem like pouting children or rebellious teenagers. They reflect the challenges children and youths are facing when trying to find their identity and draw attention to their search for – meaningful and meaningless – answers in today’s multifaceted consumer society. The doubts and questions of the seemingly confident children and their longing for acceptance in a view of the world shaped by dreams and ideals find their expression in the playful experimenting with branding and tattoos.
Gallery Wanrooji has been able to obtain a few exclusive objects which we proudly present to you here.