Surreal Architecture by Matthias Jung
Matthias Jung fascinating collages since he was little. It all began in the photo lab of his father. With scissors and glue, its first buildings emerged. He does not do things differently today. It cuts photos and creates new forms.
Digital opportunities in the field of image processing have led many people to Photoshop. There is nothing to Matthias, for him, the computer is just a tool, it does not determine the content. His photographs must reflect reality. It is always amazed at how the architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. Some background pictures were taken by photographer and journalist Oliver Abraham, all other images were photographed by Matthias. Many were taken while traveling in northern Germany. His last journey took him to the Ruhr area where there are lots of abandoned coal pile and steel mills.
“I like to have items that cause many different associations. The composition of the individual elements is correlated with a logical, as in a dream. Basically, dreams are collages. In my job working properly, I must also take into account the design rules. Thus, the relationship between order / disorder and homogeneity / diversity must be respected. A building must first be stable and credible before I added some “disorder”, let it fly, for example. I weave, so to speak, spiritual realities in the things of every day. ”