August is an internationally exhibiting artist and pioneer in the exploration of light. For more than 25 years he has worked to expand the boundaries of holography with the intent of extending our comprehension of the mysteries of light.
In the vast majority of his works August utilizes a form of holography that is composed of many unique elements. By working in this manner he is able to manipulate an unadorned light phenomenon while combining it with the spherical nature of light itself. This technique yields a wide parallax of viewing perspective within the work, encouraging an interactive viewing environment and allowing the participant to embrace the reflected light. Within this light-space the raw content and texture of light can be contemplated.
August Muth was born in 1955 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1974 he attended the University of New Mexico studying art and physics. From 1975 to 1978 August attended the University of Houston and the University of Texas continuing his studies within art and physics. August moved to New York City in 1978 and in 1980 began his work with holography at The Museum Of Holography in Soho. In 1985 he returned to the Telluride, Colorado area to build his first holographic studio. After 7 years in Colorado the studio was expanded and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he currently lives and works.