Mathias Vef’s collages are worlds of their own, both abstract and surreally realistic. He starts from simple and single elements of different kinds of objects, from butterfly wings or the tentacles of nudibranches up to headphones or virtual guns from video games. The growing variations within each generation emerge then to digital ecosystems.
They are an illusion of the natural but they are infused by an abstract artificiality.
For Mathias Vef the work is the synthesis of two philosophies, weltanschauungen, to something new. It does not only relate to the combination of the natural and artificial, but also to the process of a creation in an evolutionary and
generative way, as in contrast to a conscient creation of a designer or artist.
Mathias Vef was born in Germany and works in Berlin and London.
After having studied at the Royal College of Arts in the class of Noam Toran and Anthony Dunne the artist worked on this series to continue the synthesis of science and art.
His work was EXHIBITED in shows in London, Berlin,
New York, Sydney and Kulala Lumpur.