Born in Germany, Matthias immigrated to New Zealand in 1983. He had a strong interest in arts from a young age. During his childhood and teenage year’s he was keenly interested in drawing and painting. His formal studies were in model making and prop making for photography, television and film productions. Matthias continues to work professionally in this field. In recent years Matthias rekindled his passion for two dimensional arts. His work is inspired by pointillism and embraces principles of microcosm and macrocosm. Matthias’ background as a musician also plays a strong role, as he views much of his recent work as visualisations of sound.