Muthesius studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (1979-1984). His works are influenced by many periods spent working abroad. New York is one of the most important stages so far in his artistic career. Today he lives and works mainly in a Country residence outside Berlin and on the Cape Verde Islands.
Muthesius is an artist who places the Real and its observation from all perspectives, combined with sign-seeking, at the origin of his works; whether he is confronting the historical and also the contemporary, or dealing with religious or existential questions. This sign-seeking is reflected in his working processes, which can be very complex. Answers to his questions are often concealed behind several layers.
Muthesius is considered the inventor of the "pittura oscura". In several process steps, he allows the genres of painting, action art, and photography to intertwine. The result is a deep multi-layered image in which superimposed layers of time and meaning are combined. In this way, he succeeds in mirroring current challenges with events and places of the past in one work, while opening up a perspective for the future.
The internationally recognized artist has supported pics4peace from the beginning.
In Frankfurt, his intervention at Römerplatz "No News - Book Burning 4.0" caused quite a stir. He sawed a 2 by 2 meter gold paintinginto many book-sized pieces in order to burn them afterwards. Meanwhile, pics4peaceYOUNGSTERS read their own texts, in which they literarily compared Nazi exclamations during the book burning with what is published today in right-wing extremist and right-wing populist circles.