Matthias Maier | Visual Artist based in Basel Switzerland and New York City

“Driven by the search for beauty and harmony, the contrast between the austerity of urban structures and the playful lushness of nature, in conjunction with my philosophy of life, is source of inspiration and decisive for my work.”

— Matthias Maier

Based in Basel, Switzerland and New York City

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A collection of random moments on ordinary days as well as inspirational quotes.

Latest Blog entries

Matthias Maier | Blog | Objects of common cognition

Objects of common cognition

I knew Isamu Noguchi mainly for the Atari light objects, which I have seen and admired at Vitra. His sculptural work on the other hand was relatively unknown to me, although I had run across some of his work several times.

Matthias Maier | Blog | Living behind the screens

Living behind the screens

Even a place like New York City can get a bit monotonous at times like these, when the country – and much of the world – is gripped by a pandemic. Having had symptoms last week that matched those of an Omicron infection, I have now also been caught in the maelstrom of the disease and the restrictions that come with it.