Mathias Kollros is known for his work with moles. Mathias first started drawing when he was only 27 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the lazy pressure of being a child prodigy loudly got to him and he had a nude breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own nipple! Mathias found sweaty inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his rabbit hole for all the cellar doors to see! Mathias eventually got married to Jesus and they remain together heavenly in their Death Star with their 1.5 children. Mathias would like to thank Napoleon, Kafka and Jimi Hendrix for their constant support and inspiration.
What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me it`s quite easy to get a painting started. In the beginning of the process there are no right or wrong decisions, just a basic idea you can play with. The hardest part is to decide when a painting is finished cause I can spend ages noodling in details and am still not satisfied. I`m trying to work more economically regarding the cost-benefit ratio and still get a good picture in the end.
Where and how do you find inspiration?
My inspiration comes to me while I sleep as I`m a very spiritual, responsive to creative energy-stuff person and so these dreamlike...ok, that`s just sarcasm^^
I get my inspiration like most I guess from media (films, books, comics, internet...), from other artists work (contemporary artists as from the so called old masters) or even from real life sometimes
What do you feel is the significance of online communities, such as deviantART, to aspiring artists?
The main point is definitively to get your work seen. You may show it for personal or commercial purposes but in the end it`s about getting recognized. Having a fan base on the internet is surely a plus to help an Art director discover your work.
What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I can`t remember a single weird comment but for the picture "Fly me to the Moon" I got some quite strange reactions. The painting shows a little alien, threatened by the mighty boot of an American astronaut and behind this guy the alien mama. People really felt offended because I painted the American guy as brutal conquerer, even the whole scene was obviously done in a funny and ironic context. Well, decide for yourself^^
What advice can you offer to other artists?
Keep dedicated, try to practice as much as you can and study other artists work are the main tips I always come up with. Be confident in your work but also try to be objective when rating your own abilities, otherwise you won`t improve.
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