Vita und Statement


Über mich

Ich bin Maler/Zeichner und sehe ich mich seit meinen Anfängen in der Tradition der akademischen bildenden Kunst. Nach einem Architekturstudium und anderen Umwegen u.a. in Spanien studierte ich schließlich was mich seit meiner Kindheit anzog: Malerei. Seit meinem Diplom im Jahr 2010 an der Burg Giebichenstein in Halle/Saale lebe und arbeite ich in Leipzig.

Inspiriert vom Menschen, der Natur und der Verbindung zwischen beiden, male ich alltägliche Szenen. Ich sehe wie sich urbane Räume über die Zeit verändern, was die Menschen eint oder sie voneinander unterscheidet und finde außergewöhnliche Qualitäten im Alltag. Dabei habe ich den Anspruch, dass meine Arbeiten einem ästhetischen Ideal entsprechen. Sie sollen schön sein. Auch das weniger Schöne besitzt eine gewisse Schönheit und wir brauchen es um die Unterschiede klar zu erkennen. So viel ist sicher. Licht, Farbe, Komposition usw. sind dabei sehr entscheidende Faktoren.

Über Arbeitsstände und künstlerische Nebenwege informiere ich regelmäßig auf Instagram und Facebook. Auf meiner Internetseite ist ein repräsentativer Quersschnitt meiner bisherigen Arbeiten.

„Mattausch’ artistry in painting his everyday subjects is nothing of the ordinary. Known for his distinct style, encompassing both, realism and abstraction, his technical mastery of oil painting is breathtaking, while the character of the color palette he uses is a marvel of its own. “ (Abend Gallery/Denver, 2018)

About me

I am a painter and draftsman, living and working in Leipzig, Germany. I was born and raised in a provincial town nearby, in a region called Saxony. As long as I can remember, I felt drawn to painting. However, after school, I started studying architecture and then worked in the profession for a few years in Hamburg. While I quickly realised it wasn’t the right thing for me, it took me a few detours before I finally did study painting. The trigger was a study visit to Andalucia, Spain. I worked part-time in an architectural office and painted during my spare time. Back in Germany, I continued to do exactly that until I became a full-time painter at the end of my studies. I still am a full-time painter today.

Inspired by people, nature and the link between the two, I paint quotidian scenes of life I am surrounded by. Exploring the urban landscape and human beings, I find extraordinary qualities and marvelous moments in everyday life. You can pass an ordinary scene a thousand times and nothing special happens. You pass it for the 1001st time, and suddenly, the light has changed, or the season, or you are there at night, and the appearance is full of wonderful colours. And I am desirous of painting that. These are the wonders, which occur every day.

„Mattausch’ artistry in painting his everyday subjects is nothing of the ordinary. Known for his distinct style, encompassing both, realism and abstraction, his technical mastery of oil painting is breathtaking, while the character of the color palette he uses is a marvel of its own. “ (Abend Gallery/Denver, 2018)