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