Jana Müller, “Harlekin”, 2014
Fine Art Print on paper, framed
40 x 30 cm
Edition 5 + 2 AP
480€ (incl. VAT plus shipping costs)
Exlusively for members
The works of Jana Müller (b. 1975, lives in Berlin) are often combinations of photography and sculptural display elements that are set up as stage-like arrangements. In her works she often deals with memory, the cinematic, the storytelling – with fiction as a reflection of reality. A mysterious and enigmatic aura surrounds the artist’s works, for Jana Müller is interested in the “in-between”, in the open, in that which is not yet defined or cannot be defined.
The photograph “Harlequin” shows a colorfully painted rifle that at first glance gives the impression that it is a child’s toy. In reality, however, it is a functional weapon that was kept in the evidence room of the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office. The Harlequin is a figure that is understood as a joker, but is provided with diabolical or devilish features. The term harlequin is derived from the Italian word (h)ellechin(n)o for “little devil”. For Jana Müller, the term stands as a metaphor for something you can use for yourself.