Matthias has been working within the arts all his life in various aspects. His goal is to integrate painting, music, film, photography, acting, narrative, and poetry cohesively while drawing from life, dreams, symbols, myth, philosophy, and psychology.
“Unconscious and conscious landscape hemispheres collide creating positive and negative tension within our lives. The unconscious has an existence of time immemorial within your myth, while our conscious life ego awakes daily to a fresh new day. So I question; How do we exist through these our entire lives, shaping us toward the past, present and future as one totality? In which way does the essence of it all give meaning to who we are as ourselves and contribute to our interactions with one another, our earth and universe?
It has been a lifelong search and journey revealing my art through these philosophical and psychological constructs. Art that coexists and works in conjunction with these constructs and with each other: painting, music, poetry, photography, film and narrative. The landscape hemispheres and archetypes create new paths to follow and show themselves as personal empirical motifs within the art abstractly. They prove to be part of the memory, dream, reflection symbiosis. It is all much a mystery and interesting pursuit.”
The inner myth vision quest story of when the soul freezes over and the ice cold storm continues. The tower leans away from the herd of trees with suspicion.
From the Iceland Dark Series where stories from the portal through ones frozen soul emerge.
I grew up in the woods near a creek. Wondering and wandering through and around them both as I grew older and enjoying their never ending tranquil quality. A definite quiet place of inner calm that always brings me back to primordial beginnings, and something I always seem to search for over the years. Decades later, I passed through a town late at night once in West Virginia called Lost Creek when I was on the road as a musician. It suddenly brought me back to my earlier years in a flash of the various lost creeks meandering through the woods and the many feelings associated with it all. I wrote song about it after that moment from the inspiration called “Another Lost Creek”. Years later, I was hiking through some woods again in my travels and stumbled across another hidden lost creek. This time it needed to be recorded in a painting. It was joy to paint all with a palette knife and I felt like I truly entered the image as painted and reflected much over it. I hope you can do the same. There is a small hidden lost creek wondering and wandering within this deep primordial forest.