Matthias Heiderich


Born in 1982 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany

Currently living and working in Berlin, Germany

Matthias Heiderich is a self-taught photographer. After finishing his university studies, Linguistics & Phonetics and a Master of Arts, he dedicated more time to his photography. Since 2007 Matthias has worked on various projects but with the same minimalistic perspective. He shows us urban and suburban landscapes with a minimalistic contemporary gesture. Matthias has two sides to his work: colorful and with contrast or dark and melancholic.

Matthias has a great way of seeing a city that is well known to most of us. Berlin is an ever-evolving urban phenomenon, a pot that’s constantly boiling. And even though it is supposedly widely known for just that, people tend to choose a rather narrow-minded approach when it comes to interpreting the city’s character. This happens to a great part because of collective perception or memory that is inherent to big cities where everyone has been or has a friend who has been there. Heiderich’s vantage point is a very refreshing one. He chooses to break conventions of perception of Berlin, which are usually rough, grey, very concrete and very monumental. Matthias plays with contrasting colors, sharp compositions and frame of the cityscapes. It almost seems like graphic design. He is reconstructing the world we live in into an abstract canvas of lines, patterns, angular compositions, and vibrant colors.

The images are all captured from a ground perspective. He doesn’t use any tricks according to climbing or using a wide angle. This gives you the feeling of being in the shot. You see the site from a familiar perspective: looking up from a street at the buildings or streetlights with the bright sun shining down on you. It is familiar but yet in a new refreshing way that you have never seen before.

 


Exhibitions:

2015
– This Art Fair Group Show, Amsterdam The Netherlands
– AAF Hamburg Group Show, Germany
– Geometrical Fragments / Constructing Parellel Lines – Solo Exhibition QLICK Editions, Amsterdam The Netherlands

2014
– The Great Last Minute Art Fair, Rotterdam The Netherlands

2013
– AIR9 Art in Redlight Art Fair, Amsterdam The Netherlands
–  Group Exhibition Qlick Editions Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– Art at the Warehouse Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
– Group Exhibition, De Diamantslijperij Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
– Solo Exhibition Carte Blanche San Fransisco, California
– Group Exhibition Qlick Editions, Amsterdam

2011
– Solo Exhibition Studien at Spot Galerie, Berlin
– Group Exhibition Antagonismos at Gallery Victorlope, Barcelona
– Group Exhibition These Lonely Places Behind the Eyes at tausend, Cologne
– Solo Exhibition White Noise at Spot Galerie, Berlin

2010
– Group Exhibition Crossing the Line at Spot Galerie, Berlin
– Solo Exhibition ISO Berlin at Neonchocolate, Berlin
– Solo Exhibition Color Berlin at Multilayerladen, Berlin

Awards:
– GRAFIK Magazine London – Talent of the month – January 2011
– Neue Gegenwart Contemporary – Artist of the month February 2011

Publications / Features:
– Nylon, Korea
– In That Garden Magazine, China
– Lamono, Madrid
– Fine Line Magazine, Milwaukee
– Lomography Magazine International
– Let`s Motive, Paris
– SNOB Collection, Uzbekistan
– Ok Periodicals, the Netherlands
– GIZMODO, ISO50, Grain Edit, Fubiz, etc.