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western state 1 Andy Mueller

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he plays ping-pong. Mr. Mueller plays with searing intensity, like Kong Linghui or a smoother, less deliberate Liu Guozheng. Andy's known as "Game Face" and when he blasts a cross-court, match point forehand past your outstretched paddle, you'll know why. His is a game of precision, power and understated style.

We could make a forced analogy about how his table tennis skills relate to his work, but we'll spare you that. Watch the piece, admire his use of white space, just don't expect any handouts at the table. --Eric Helin, Slowtron

related links

Ohio Girl: All things Mueller.
The Quiet Life: Buy a shirt.
Girl Skateboards: Andy’s day job.
Lakai: Order a catalog. Frame it.


Thanks to Brendt Peterson for the technical advice and compression work and to George, James and the crew at Tilted, the nation's most gracious hosting company.

other states

1. Andy Mueller

2. Cory McAbee

3. Geoff McFetridge

4. Jason Gnewikow

Western State is an ongoing series of documentaries. Each examines an artist who approaches his work in a non-traditional way. The artists featured are difficult to categorize. Technology and media foster a rich, multidisciplinary approach. Western State, describes this culture of creativity through personal and engaging profiles of many of its leading practitioners.


The series is made by Slowtron, an LA based directing team. Slowtron is Eric Helin and Andrew Neujahr. Contact us here.