Have you ever dreamt of living in a surreal house?

The series by Matthias Jung

by Valentina Ieva
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Collages have fascinated Matthias Jung ever since he was a child. He began with the series „Houses“ in January 2015. Within a few weeks, seven complex images evolved. Most of these photographs were taken during trips in northeastern Germany.

Land of evening

Haniel 1 

 

Jung says: "I love having elements that cause many different associations to collide with one another (...) The composition of the individual elements correlates to a logic, as if in a dream. Basically, dreams are collages. In order for my work to function properly, I also have to consider design rules".

On the way to Kamtchatka

Ostheim 

 

For Jung the computer program is only a tool. It should not determine the content. He believes that it should in no way determine the content of the image: “my pictures should reflect reality.”

The West 

Zonenrandgebiet 

 

He sees spiritual realities into everyday things: "I am always amazed at how architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. This is how a latticed window conveys coziness; one might even say it is soulful. Framework is soothing, sometimes touching. Antennas have something sinister about them. They point to something outside the picture. Concrete is cold and foreign – but maybe interesting for just that reason".

Emigration office 

 

Matthias Jung is a graphic designer and artist. He lives together with his wife near Stuttgart.
Currently, he's working on a solo dance-theater program using his own texts.

Malakoff

Maternity unit 

 

To find out more visit the website www.zabadu.de

 

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)