Ivo Zibulla is based in Leipzig. His works focus on effects that symbols have on the human psyche both at the level of subjective and group behavioural patterns. He uses various artistic media, primarily painting, sculpture and installation, partly in public space.
His works quote the reduced 8bit aesthetics of early video games, while incorporating schamanic and sacral art from around the world. He uses the epithet Mu as signature.
“I like to bring pixel into the material world. They were never meant for that. They are artifacts of former technical limitations. I like to research their qualities as a framework of visual expression for my ongoing works about psychological (mental) and spiritual concepts. I explore their transformation by using traditional art techniques, thus creating symbolic works, with references to colorfield painting, abstract art and op art. This is my current way of questioning these digitally dominant times.”