TV-reports on Winfried Mühlum-Pyrápheros
Short biography with excerpts from the production catalogue
Mühlum-Pyrápheros was born in Bad Kreuznach in 1941. From 1961 to 1966 he studied philosophy and psychology at the universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main. During this time he developed his art without any formal instructions and experimented with luminescent colors.
By 1964 he completed his first paintings which he called phosphor paintings. Later coined the term, “SIDEREAL ART”.
The first exhibition of these paintings was in 1964 in Palacio Foz in Lisbon, Portugal. A year later his art was shown in Munich (Impetus publishing house) and in the Gallery Frankfurter Kunstkabinett in Frankfurt/Main. An exhibition tour through Brazil and in the Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo followed in 1966
Design and realization of various church windows. (Still in process)
The art gallery accent. Shows paintings and sculptures of Mühlum-Pyrápheros
Realization of spectral window sculptures for the apse windows of the crypt oft St.Andreas in Fulda-Neuenberg.
Design of a model for luminescent art in the Hessian representation in Berlin
Completion of a commission for the Rabanus Maurus exhibition in the cathedral of Mainz: “Praise of the cross – translucent”.
Exhibition of translucent architectural sculptures in the cathedral of Frankfurt/Main for the “Luminale”.
Realization of the twin sculpture, “Light Banners”, for the roof of recycling company in Flörsheim/Wicker
Design of a model for luminescent art in the assembly room of the Hessian state government
Design and realization of luminescent art for the chapel of the Heilig-Geist-Hospital in Bensheim/Bergstraße
Draft and completion of luminescent art for the foyer of the Eduardus hospital in Cologne
Development of the third and fourth variations of the spectral panels
Exhibition of translucent architectural sculptures in the museum of the cathedral in Frankfurt/Main.
Draft and realization of luminescent art for the sacramental room of the penal institution in Rohrbach/Wöllstein.
Realization of a 36 feet high luminescent sculpture for the university of Mainz
Realization of a luminescent projection sculpture for the technical department of the recycling company RDM/MTR in Flörsheim/Wicker
Completion of a sculpture consisting of three luminescent columns for the foyer of the Ministry of Culture in Wiesbaden
Extension of the design of the luminescent bridge over the Mid-Rhine valley using the power of the three natural elements.
Completion of the first series of spectral panels.
Realization of the six-element luminescent ladder sculpture for the former Mudra barracks in Mainz-Kastel.
Draft of a bridge over the Mid-Rhine valley for the project “Luminescent bridge as the gate to the Unesco world cultural heritage, Mid-Rhine valley”.
Completion of a luminescent column for the Marta House in Frankfurt/Main
Completion of a luminescent pendulum measuring 21 feet for the inner courtyard of the Albertus foundation in Gau-Algesheim.
Luminescent art in the chapel of the Albertus foundation in Gau-Algesheim (windows and altar).
Completion of the large sculpture, “Splendid Elevation”. It is 90 feet high and stands in the foyer of the Trianon building of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt/Main.
Completion of a projection luminescent sculpture for the Goldbornhalle in Wicker. Design of luminescent sculptures for the University of Trier, the Finance Ministry in Bonn and for the airport in Frankfurt/Main
Audiovisual performance with SIDEREAL ART in the USA.
Exhibition of TRANSLUCENT ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURES in Munich and Milan.
Completion of the first ensemble of TRANSLUCENT ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURES in the Landeszentralbank Kaiserslautern.
Invention of the LUMINESCENT CAPITAL and subsequently the TRANSLUCENT ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURES (T. A. S.).
Luminescent paintings series, PAYSAGE SIDERAL, Part 2 and EZECHIEL VARIATIONS.
Exhibitions in Berlin, Paris and Zürich.
Luminescent paintings series, PAYSAGE SIDERAL, Part 1 and variations CITTA COSMICA.
Production of the first edition of ELECTRIC GRAPHICS.
Conclusion of the four-part series CLAIRVAUX
Lecture tour through America with ARS NOVA CONTEMPLATIVA.
Audiovisual performance and exhibition in the Philips Centre, Eindhoven, NL.
Edition of the audiovisual program ARS NOVA CONTEMPLATIVA by Les Editions du Berger, Paris
Invention and construction of the electroluminescent sculpture, YNISVITRIN.
First edition of the luminescent serial prints. Audiovisual performance at the IKI fair in Düsseldorf. Realization of COUTURE SIDERALE and application for a patent.
Development of COUTURE SIDERALE comprising electroluminescent clothing and jewellery.
Exhibitions in Neuss, Düsseldorf, Langenfeld, Basel, Lindau and Darmstadt.
Exhibitions in Leverkusen and Munich (Osram gallery).
Exhibitions in Nürnberg, Bremen and Düsseldorf.
Musical realization of own compositions, MUSICA NOVA CONTEMPLATIVA, which was published as a record in 1970