Mathijs Siemens

United Kingdom

Growing up in a creative family, Mathijs Siemens (Amsterdam, 1982) always had a thing with creating visual surrealistic worlds. In his teenage years he made many drawings, developing in style, from street art to more figurative and surrealistic drawings in his twenties. After the art academy, he became more interested in architectonical perspectives and the function of colour, depth, and layers in art. In that period Mathijs Siemens began to work with different materials, such as resin, wood and foam board and started adding 3-dimensional elements to his artworks. His style had already transformed into a more surrealistic style, so eventually, the next logical thing for him was to free himself from all realistic boundaries in art and make the step towards abstract art. “The space between 2 and 3-dimensional is an exciting element to work with. It can trick the human mind and vision and compositions come to life for the eye of the beholder”. The idea behind my art, is to explore new found techniques using thread as main material. My aim is to create an abstract world, in each peace, which can influence the human perception in a unique way. The artworks are a playful combination between different elements. Lines and colour come to life when put in different perspectives. Layers of thread on top of each other, combined with colour and depth, form a hypnotising and unique play for the eye. It’s not only about what you see on the surface. It’s more about what it does to the senses.

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Artwork by Mathijs Siemens