Heiko Müller is a German artist based in the north of Germany near Hamburg.
His art comes from an urge to explore, he likes the countryside and enjoys a good view. But once he's face to face with a lovely scenery he feels immediately compelled to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.
To imagine and express this, he usually taps the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. He is particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror and darkness you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and endeavours to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.