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  • Matthias Maier | Review October

    Review October

    I don’t know why, but I have never been a big friend of October. October definitely separates summer from winter, light from dark, warm from cold. Though this October was a bit different.

  • Matthias Maier | Learning to let go

    Learning to let go

    I have spent a lot of time in my life trying to find answers to the questions that bother me. At some point, I could no longer deal with the prefabricated solutions of the major religions. They offer thought models in which you can only believe. I wanted realistic answers to my questions instead.

  • Matthias Maier | Marine Still Lifes

    Marine Still Lifes

    I have always been a mountain person rather than a sea one. I grew up in the hills of the Black Forest making trips to the Swiss alps with my parents. So I have always been surrounded by a horizon limited by mountains. It was only at the age of 16, that I saw the sea for the first time.

  • 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.

  • Matthias Maier | Blog | Meeting Sophie Taeuber-Arp at the MoMA

    Meeting Sophie Taeuber-Arp at MoMA

    Like many things I did in my life, I also feel my artistic creation as a journey that I had started at some point because I felt something like wanderlust inside me. An emptiness, a gap that I didn’t know exactly how to fill. I just knew I had to fill it. With whatever.

  • Matthias Maier | Blog | Ah! New York!

    Ah! New York!

    After two and a half years, I am finally back in the big city of dreams. Now looking forward to find inspiration and prepare for my 2022 creative working plan.

  • Matthias Maier | Blog | Geometrix Roche 125 Years

    Roche – 125 years celebrating life

    Roche in Basel, Switzerland celebrates its 125th anniversary with a light projection on their Tower on the Rhine river. I’ve been informed that my submitted Geometrix work has been selected as part of the event, taking place at the end of the month.

  • Matthias Maier | Blog | Kings

    The Kings

    Are you wearing the crown in your life? I mean for yourself. Do you determine your life or do other people or circumstances determine it? Are there addictions, fears or habits that prevent you from living the true version of yourself?

  • Friday 13th

    It’s Friday the 13th – are you superstitious? I am not. Not anymore. Well, I never was in terms of those typical things like the fear of the number 13 or of the black cat crossing your path from the left. But there’s a whole set of thought patterns that we acquire that are based on the principle of superstition.

  • What I have learned from hiking

    I love hiking! Living in Switzerland most time of the year, I am blessed with a spectacular nature right on my doorstep. Even though there’s not much of it in Basel, after an hour or two train ride, you’re in another world. Surrounded by nature and with the goal of climbing a mountain.

  • Matthias Maier | About mixing colors

    About mixing colors

    Realising my paintings is a process consisting of different steps and I like all of them. However, the actual process of painting is the most fascinating part for me. This is where the magic happens. This is when I stop working with my head and start working with my heart. It’s the moment when I deeply feel connected and with that profound calm happiness and peaceful satisfaction inside.