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    • Ronny Kindt and Marcus Klüh are artists behind the RON MILLER duo. They have been active in the art scene for the past 4 years and have already built quite a name for themselves! To learn more about the duo, please visit this page.

      Active since 2017

      Ronny and Marcus work on their pieces together, having explored different media and formats for presenting their works. Starting with paintings, collages, and paste-ups, they have produced an extensive body of work since 2017, progressively growing in their skill, confidence, and the size of the paintings. The older works are presented at the bottom of the page.

      Early period: 2017-2018

      In the years 2017-2018, there is a transformative development of their main character – the Geisha, first with her face clearly recognizable, later with her eyes and/or mouth covered. The FUCK FAME concept is always present, either as a background design or as a tag in a prominent position. To learn more about ideas behind both, please visit our blog.

      3-D works since mid ’18

      In mid 2018, Ronny and Marcus began to explore the 3-Dimensionality of their work and later discovered sculpture put together with the help of found objects. The TRIP Series present a body of work where Ronny and Marcus re-purposed old paintings through adding their Geisha with an arm extending out of the painting into the space, as if she is coming out of a painting, coming to life. An occasional neon sign reading ‘TRIP’ is to be seen.

      Sculpture & Found Objects

      RON MILLER’s first sculptural experiments started with the arrangement of found objects to their taste and aesthetic preference. Later, vintage suitcases began hosting favorite Geisha characters and intellectual concepts. 2019 saw the emergence of yet a new concept: placing Geisha character on pieces of historical rock that constituted the Berlin Wall.

      2020 Marks a New Beginning!

      2020 was a year of new discoveries and further artistic progress. It started with the creation of new suitcases, proceeded into a conceptual series TRUE HEROINES, the exhibition for which got cancelled due to covid-19. Some of the European Heroines premiered as a part of the A-FENCE project in the center of Berlin Alexandrplatz, in collaboration with Street Art Berlin.

      Response to the COVID-19

      The global Corona Pandemic has inspired RON MILLER to produce the Finger Series, featuring painting of middle fingers with Geisha and FUCK FAME, that also found its way into the physical world through a clay sculpture, arranged on a silver tray. The Finger Series quite clearly demonstrates the Artists’ response to the global pandemic and the lock-down.

      RON MILLER Mechanical Installation

      2020 culminated in a completely unique and interactive concept of a mechanical work featuring puzzles from different paintings put together by the artists as a part of a 2 x 3 meter installation, where the viewer can change between the paintings displayed with the press of a button.

      More to Come: Stay Tuned!

      The newest works being produced at the moment will continue having 3-D character and will feature collaborations with hand-picked artists working in urban and contemporary art scene.

    • RON MILLER Mechanical Work

      October 2020 approx. 1 x 2 m2
      Materials: Wood, steel, acryl, varnish, plastic

      Created and made by hand specifically for RON MILLER stand at the 2020 edition of ARTMUC, an international art fair that takes place in Munich, this mechanical work is a one-of-a-kind demonstration of creativity meeting interactivity. With the press of a button, the viewer is invited to make a decision as to what will be shown, in which order, switching between static and dynamic formats. Shall the works displayed be still for the time being, projecting the viewer’s satisfaction with the desired outcome as to what needs to be framed at a specific moment in time? Or, on the contrary, shall the works displayed be continuously changed, symbolically representing the concept of Impermanence and the idea that nothing is ever still or the same, even if it may appear so to a naked eye? Inspired by display advertisement, RON MILLER takes a commercial idea and turns it into a piece of art to be displayed, co-created, contemplated, enjoyed and played with!
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    • COVID Sculpture

      October 2020 N/A
      Materials: Clay, ceramics, silver tray, glass, acryl

      The sculpture is composed of a silver tray that hosts a plate of clay fingers, sprinkled with yellow paint, paired together with white scissors that were supposedly used to cut off the fingers from someone’s hand. A see-through glass container containing something white with COVID written on it is placed at the corner of the tray. The sculpture is almost provoking the viewer to follow the lead and cut off their own middle fingers to leave them on the stay as an offering. An offering to Gods? An offering to government? An offering to nature? Whoever has the most power!
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    • FUCK FAME Finger IV

      October 2020 90x30
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 1750€

      The middle finger is a symbolic representation of FUCK YOU or FUCK OFF. It is a symbol that is charged with powerful energy and is recognized around the world as a statement belonging to a person who should not be joked with. It represents a certain type of power dynamic, aggression, and often seen as a call for non-confirmation. The FUCK FAME Finger IV shows a yellow middle finger on a long thin canvas painted yellow, with FUCK FAME written all over it.
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    • FUCK FAME Finger III

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The middle finger is a symbolic representation of FUCK YOU or FUCK OFF. It is a symbol that is charged with powerful energy and is recognized around the world as a statement belonging to a person who should not be joked with. It represents a certain type of power dynamic, aggression, and often seen as a call for non-confirmation. The FUCK FAME Finger III is yellow.
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    • FUCK FAME Finger II

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The middle finger is a symbolic representation of FUCK YOU or FUCK OFF. It is a symbol that is charged with powerful energy and is recognized around the world as a statement belonging to a person who should not be joked with. It represents a certain type of power dynamic, aggression, and often seen as a call for non-confirmation. The FUCK FAME Finger II is bluish-green.
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    • FUCK FAME Finger I

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The middle finger is a symbolic representation of FUCK YOU or FUCK OFF. It is a symbol that is charged with powerful energy and is recognized around the world as a statement belonging to a person who should not be joked with. It represents a certain type of power dynamic, aggression, and often seen as a call for non-confirmation. The FUCK FAME Finger I features a bouquet of 3 middle fingers at different positions on the canvas.
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    • The Geisha Finger III

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The Finger Series was created for ARTMUC fair as a response to the Global Corona Pandemic. In the first half of the Series, RON MILLER’s Geisha is to be found. As opposed to earlier works, the Series are more clean and have a lot more white space, making use of the primary colors. FUCK FAME slogan is to be found in different shapes and locations, serving as a semi-decorative purpose, and as a reminder. The Geisha Finger III sees the transformation of the Geisha’s torso into the middle finger.
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    • The Geisha Finger II

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The Finger Series was created for ARTMUC fair as a response to the Global Corona Pandemic. In the first half of the Series, RON MILLER’s Geisha is to be found. As opposed to earlier works, the Series are more clean and have a lot more white space, making use of the primary colors. FUCK FAME slogan is to be found in different shapes and locations, serving as a semi-decorative purpose, and as a reminder. The Geisha Finger II showcases the familiar figure in a new light: as made of 7 middle fingers, stacked neatly upon each other in a raw.
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    • The Geisha Finger I

      October 2020 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      The Finger Series was created for ARTMUC fair as a response to the Global Corona Pandemic. In the first half of the Series, RON MILLER’s Geisha is to be found. As opposed to earlier works, the Series are more clean and have a lot more white space, making use of the primary colors. FUCK FAME slogan is to be found in different shapes and locations, serving as a semi-decorative purpose, and as a reminder. The Geisha Finger I starts with a middle finger on top of Geisha’s chest.
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    • TREELOVE

      July 2019 75x63
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish & plastic
      Price: 2400€

      This is the last 3D work that is part of the TRIP series, where we played with the idea of the Geisha coming to life and literally coming out of the painting. We also play on the double meaning behind the word love and imply a more physical manifestation of that word as we chose to present our Geisha naked. Let’s just say she is not really thinking about trees, but what one could do in these tress 😉

      The TRIP series are dealing with our longing for home and simpler life in a country juxtaposed with our drive to explore the world through travel and cosmopolitan city adventures.
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    • MOUNTAIN

      July 2019 106x84
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish & plastic
      Price: 3400€

      Another 3D work that is part of the TRIP series, where we played with the idea of the Geisha coming to life and literally coming out of the painting. Here our Geisha is finding herself in the mountains and we gave her this elegant hand gesture signifying an invitation to join her.

      The TRIP series are dealing with our longing for home and simpler life in a country juxtaposed with our drive to explore the world through travel and cosmopolitan city adventures.
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    • LET'S RIDE

      July 2019 47x53
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish & plastic
      Price: 1600€

      Another 3D work that is part of the TRIP series, where we played with the idea of the Geisha coming to life and literally coming out of the painting. We also played on the double meaning behind the word ‘ride’ and imply that one could ride horses, but not only 😊

      The TRIP series are dealing with our longing for home and simpler life in a country juxtaposed with our drive to explore the world through travel and cosmopolitan city adventures.
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    • TREE

      July 2019 75x59
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish & plastic
      Price: 2400€

      This was our first 3D work, part of the TRIP series, where we played with the idea of the Geisha coming to life and literally coming out of the painting. The tree behind her belonging to the original landscape painting sets her position and inclination.

      The TRIP series are dealing with our longing for home and simpler life in a country juxtaposed with our drive to explore the world through travel and cosmopolitan city adventures.
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    • MONUMENTA 2

      August 2018 150x250
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 6900€

      We might have as well called her Femme Fatale. She is that dangerous seductress that you know you should run away from, but instead you are drawn to her as if by a magnet. She is attractive and dangerous, and a short yet passionate romance with her could cost you your life.
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    • MONUMENTA 1

      August 2018 150x250
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 6900€

      We might have as well called her Femme Fatale. She is that dangerous seductress that you know you should run away from, but instead you are drawn to her as if by a magnet. She is attractive and dangerous, and a short yet passionate romance with her could cost you your life.
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    • HANNIBAL GEISHA

      August 2018 80x120
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3600€

      The psychological thriller ‘Silence of the Lambs’ was absolutely iconic and the character of Dustin Hoffman so extremely convincing! When it comes to acting genius, this was a truly extraordinary performance, and I think we can all remember that scene where Hoffman’s character was presented as a dangerous predator. Behold our Hannibal Geisha, rrrrrrrrr 😊
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    • SKATER GEISHA

      May 2018 70x140
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3700€

      When we were growing up Hip Hop, Punk and Alternative Rock music was in, people were wearing baggy clothes and many youngsters used to skateboard for fun and as a mode of transportation. There were not that many girls skateboarding, but the ones that did were definitely cool!
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    • KINDERECKE

      May 2018 2x20x30
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 590€

      The translation from German is Children’s corner, which of course refers to an especially allocated to children’s space where they can play and explore, without disturbing adults. In this sense we were the children who played around with a new way of making and hanging art: this painting is meant to be placed on the wall where it makes a corner.
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    • CENSORSHIP GEISHA

      April 2018 70x140
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3700€

      At one point we had a chance to put up one of our Geisha’s in a small town in the USA, for which we had to apply with a committee. As a part of the application process, we had to submit some examples of our works, and we made a mistake of submitting one of our bondage Geisha without any text or explanation to it. It turned out there was an Asian female in the Committee who mistook our works for some kind of racist painting. We thought this was quite ridiculous and actually quite the opposite of who we are, and we did not appreciate such extreme form of art censorship that was based on a personal assumption. This is how the Censorship Geisha was born!
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    • CASUAL TOBO GEISHA

      April 2018 80x120
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3600€

      Short explanation: For this painting, we collaborated with Tobo, a Graffiti artist from Berlin. This means this one painting has 3 artists working on it! We felt like our casually dressed Geisha could look stunning in her casual outfit with Tobo’s iconic figure on it, pointing to the idea that she is a fan.
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    • TEKKY GEISHA

      April 2018 70x140
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3700€

      A tekky is a person who loves technology and who is highly proficient in some technological field. A tekky is also a loving nick name of a Star Treck fan. Since the late 90’s, we saw the rise of the tech industry, which produced the richest and most influential people setting the agenda in the world affairs today. Code controls almost every aspect of our daily lives, since we all use technology for work, leisure, travel, and household management, code could arguably control our behavior and our thinking. Our Tekky Geisha is reflects on the importance of technology in our modern life.
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    • KILL BILL GEISHA

      April 2018 60x80
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2500€

      Tarantino is a filmmaker pioneer who has a few feature films to his name that are considered masterpieces in the genre. One of such films, Kill Bill, has left a mark in our hearts. Uma Thurman is fantastic in that role, and we wanted to commemorate her in this Geisha painting.
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    • NINA HAGEN (feat. Paris Urteil)

      April 2018 80x120
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3600€

      : Nina Hagen is one of the most famous German musicians internationally. She was born in Eastern Germany and was able to expatriate in the late 70s, which allowed her to pursue successfully a career in music as a more liberated and world-aware performer. Her opera training gave her voice a unique theatrical tone and her eccentric personality and controversial TV show appearances made her an exciting celebrity to talk about. Nina Hagen is a an example of a strong, highly expressive, and successful woman we respect, and in this painting we ironically present Nina seated on a chair and tied up. Paris Urteil added his iconic typography to the background.
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    • RED CROSS GEISHA

      February 2018 70x140
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 3700€

      This fine lady will not let herself be crucified. She is one heck of a woman: strong, confident, and self-assured. She has a vision, she has her standards, and she will never settle for anything below that. She may look so sweet and fragile, but she is made of hard stuff.
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    • HOODIE blue

      January 2018 90x120
      Materials: Acryl on canvas
      Price: 3700€

      This girl is not into high heels, oh no! She likes to be comfortable first and foremost, and she will never sacrifice her comfort and for a look. She loves hoodies because they are so practical! And also because she loves sports, especially yoga 🙂
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    • HOODIE yellow

      January 2018 40x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 1800€

      This girl is not into high heels, oh no! She likes to be comfortable first and foremost, and she will never sacrifice her comfort and for a look. She loves hoodies because they are so practical! And also because she loves sports, especially yoga 🙂
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    • STRIPES GEISHA

      November 2017 60x70
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2300€

      Our Geisha is a cool girl. She is every cool guy’s dream: she is smart, sexy, kind, creative, professionally successful or has big dreams to change the world and make it a bit better. She is easy-going and relaxed most of the time, and when she gets upset she is always coming out of such a situation with grace. She is a lady, damn right!
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    • RAIN GEISHA

      September 2017 40x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 1800€

      Our Geisha is a global citizen, she is living in a cosmopolitan environment and is exposed to different ideas, lifestyles, and cultures. She is an accomplished and creative woman, who is outgoing and curious, always ready for an adventure. As you can imagine, rain is not an issue for her, she just pulls out an umbrella and off she goes!
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    • WAVE TWO GEISHA

      August 2017 50x80
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2300€

      In case it is on the tip of your tongue but you do not quite remember what the reference painting is – it is `The Great Wave of Kanagawa´ by Katsushika Hokusai. We were always really impressed by the sheer force of nature represented in it, with its power to create and destroy. We wanted to commemorate both the great artist and the great force in this painting, brought together by this contrasting gentle and sweet character of our Geisha.
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    • COLLEGE GEISHA

      May 2017 30x30
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 490€

      Going to college is a part of growing up for most people in the West. Remember the dorms, the big halls, the sport games, the night-before exam cramming, and all the cute crushes you had in there? Some say these are the best years of our lives. We say: we had fun while it lasted!
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    • SMOKE GEISHA

      April 2017 90x60
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 2700€

      Sadly we must admit that both of us are smokers, even though we know it is a nasty habit. In this piece we neither celebrate nor condemn smoking, we just accept it as a part of our life. This piece is dedicated to everyone who has struggled with guilt, shame, and negative self-talk when it comes to smoking. Acceptance, not giving up, is for us the path towards real change.
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    • CAN GEISHA

      April 2017 30x30
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 490€

      The world will never look the same at canned soup since Andy Warhol commemorated them in his iconic work. We though it could be an interesting juxtaposition to put our Geisha on the can. And we wanted to celebrate the Pop Art Genius behind the reference.
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    • MARITIM BLACK GEISHA

      March 2017 30x40
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 590€

      In the 80s Japan they had these popular sailor girl anime characters in cute short skirts with super powers. In these cartoons, the girls fought tirelessly evil spirits, while trying to have a normal life growing up and going to school. It made us think of all the amazing women who are trying to manage so many roles and responsibilities between making this world a better place, while at the same time taking care of themselves, their families, looking amazing, and trying to have fun. We do not know how you manage it all, but we really admire and respect you!
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    • PRISONER GEISHA

      March 2017 25x40
      Materials: acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 590€

      Back then we were quite fascinated by the idea behind the Geisha’s character. From our Western perspective, she is this woman who is cultured and educated in a very specific way to entertain the powerful men in a traditional and patriarchic Japanese society. She is the master of ceremonies and arts, yet the art that she practices is not about self-expression, but quite on the contrary. The Geisha doesn’t express herself, rather she expresses that which has been collected, refined and passed on through generations. She has to suppress any kind of individuality or uniqueness of her own personality and situation. For this reason we found it quite fitting to put her into the Western prisoner’s outfit. We’re not providing a critique, simply our own feelings at the time.
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    • PUSSY GEISHA

      February 2017 25x40
      Materials: Acryl on canvas, varnish
      Price: 590€

      The Pussy Geisha is one of our earliest works, where the Geisha figure still has distinctive facial features, even make-up! In this piece, we combined our love for ladies and cats in one, playing on the double meaning behind the word pussy.
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