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Matthias Forster

Matthias Forster

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TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-CHONGQING SERIES: The city is characterized by its shifting appearance and falters between awakening and decay. This provokes great contrasts between the built and the natural environment.

Awards

One Shot Photo Contest

2022

Nominee

Fine Art

Professional

Nominee

Street

Professional

about human nature

TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-CHONGQING SERIES: The city is characterized by its shifting appearance and falters between awakening and decay. This provokes great contrasts between the built and the natural environment.

About Artist

Matthias Forster

I‘m particularly interested in topics of public space. In my work I examine the traces and habitats of contemporary civilisa- tion. The artefacts and found objects are a legacy of culture. I also examine the relationship between man and the environment. Further I love the tension between chaos and order. In another field of work I focus on the balancing act between photography and painting. As a hunter and collector, my archive is the starting point for these works. Various techniques from the photography and the painting are used for the works. I was born in Switzerland in 1976. Already as a child, the camera and crayons were my favourite way to express myself. I graduated as an architect, later on I attended a self-taught photographer class and completed my photography studies at the Swiss school of journalism. I travelled Asia extensively and spent a lot of time exploring major cities. I mainly work on long term projects.

Matthias Forster

Photographic Areas of Focus

Architecture, Fine Art, Photojournalism, Portrait

Location

Switzerland

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