Both Mario M. Muller and Randy Twaddle have worked for years in black and white. Unknown to each other until recently, the two were pursuing somewhat parallel artistic goals. Rudolph Blume Fine Art, aware that few artists have dedicated themselves to working in monochromatic black and white, presents the pair here in “UltraBlack by Mario M. Muller and Randy Twaddle.” Los Angeles-based artist Mario M. Muller uses India ink to create monochromatic silhouettes of urban landscapes, sometimes birds on a wire, sometimes powerful industrial cranes, sometimes reindeer in full flight and sometimes just the patterns created by a chain-link fence or a barrel roof. Muller’s work is paired with that of Houston artist Randy Twaddle, who uses charcoal, gouache and watercolor to create his own black-and-white works, often employing fragments of words or phrases to hint at meanings, without being tied down to a specific interpretation.
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