Matthias Jung‘s “Houses” series depicts finely stitched architectural facades against the picturesque landscapes of Northern Germany to create surreal architecture. Commencing as a childhood pastime in his father’s photo lab, his passion for collaging has evolved into his career as a designer and artist.
Each composition features the dichotomy between “order and disorder” and “homogeneity and diversity” as Jung collates the varying synesthetic qualities that each architectural element evokes. For example, the coziness of the lattice windows juxtaposed with the coldness of the concrete walls highlights the tangibility of mundane materials that viewers can relate to.
In the process of creating these works, Jung first grounds the house with a sense of stability and normalcy and then slowly intertwines elements that transform the ordinary into a dreamlike state. He remarks, “I weave, so to speak, spiritual realities into everyday things.”