Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 182.9cm (H) x 121.9cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 72" (H) x 48" (W) x 1.5" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This was inspired by northern lights and a soundscape composition I had written and recorded by the same name. The concept of our souls freezing, going dark and then beginning to crack open. It can be dark icy abyss at times. I work mainly from the rising of unconscious feelings from deep within our inner abyss. Those feelings come in a variety of ways and also bubble up to the surface and meet the reality of our daily existence.
I hope viewers find their own soul searching as they enter the image.
I love using thick oils and palette knives to create texture. This painting has very thick heavy sculpture like surface, and can be hung in a variety of ways.
Based in: Boston
Matthias has been working within the arts all his life in various aspects. His goal is to integrate painting, music, film, photography, narrative, and poetry cohesively, while drawing from life, dreams, symbols, myth, philosophy and psychology.
Born in Germany 1964, Lupri grew up in the wilds of Alberta, Canada with a wonderstruck fascination of nature, flight, arts, and mythical dreams. After years of studying music and touring road life, Matthias ventured to Boston to focus on the study of jazz vibraphone with Gary Burton. After releasing six CD’s of original music and touring internationally, he discovered the parallel symbiosis of painting to music, and started quickly a new direction in 2012. After years as a palette knife oil painter, Matthias has been steadily putting out various series of paintings, showing at galleries, and selling his work internationally.
“In a general reflection on my art and life, I feel that the 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 and contribute to our interactions with each other, 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.”
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