Just about every of Dominik Mayer’s paintings would like to escape the body. This German artist is an skilled at merging vivid colors and powerful shapes to develop dynamic compositions that are unsuccessful to just continue to be put in 1 put. The outcome is a actually kinetic experience. 

With his Minimal Version design and style out this week, we caught up with Dominik to discuss about his exceptional style and dig a bit deeper into his fantasy and horror inspirations.

How did you turn out to be an artist?

Most likely, like nearly all artists, I made use of to draw due to the fact I can don’t forget. So with that as a base, I analyzed 3D animation and Illustration in Nuremberg, where by I at present dwell. I concluded my bachelor of arts in 2016. Before getting a freelancer, I labored in Munich and Hamburg as 2D and 3D artist. Considering the fact that mid-2017, I have worked as a full-time freelancer.

As a freelance artist, what does your day search like? 

Quite chaotic 🙂 I keep up late and get up late. Typically, I commence the working day by strolling to a local cafe. Have a coffee and program the day a little bit, and in some cases I do some sketches there. From time to time, I meet up with other individuals and pals there. After that, I normally work right until late at evening. If it is not for purchasers, I usually have one thing personalized to function on. In the night, I take it easy with videos or online games and go back again to get the job done immediately after that. I just simply cannot prevent 🙂

Sunshine Priest
Souls of the Sunking 01

How does the area wherever you live impact your artwork?

I presently stay in Nuremberg in southern Germany. We have a large amount of medieval structures, and those people absolutely affect my operate. Being surrounded by all that interesting medieval stuff is just incredible. When I wander to my office environment in the metropolis, the shortest way is about the castle. How cool is that?

The Earth you produce is full of magic. What are your biggest inspirations? 

I would say songs and shade. That two spark the most inspiration in me even though on the lookout/listening to it. I usually just see the coloration without context, and I want to paint anything with it. At this phase, I ordinarily really don’t have particulars in mind, but I frequently merge it with stuff I just appreciate to paint: medieval fantasy and horror things.

Of class, a huge inspiration is also the work of other artists: outdated masters and new ones. There is so significantly excellent stuff out there. It’s outrageous how a lot artwork is produced every single one working day. There is so a lot magnificent stuff to seem at and get impressed.

How did you develop your remaining model?

I would not look at my fashion final. It is my design and style in the existing condition. It regularly changes, and I hope it will continue to evolve. I also did not create it on reason. It just took place by portray what I really like. Since I did a lot of velocity paintings that forced me to create a little something quickly, I produced a pretty energetic and loose fashion as a base. On major of that dynamic, I check out to create and adjust and build distinctive ways. I usually obtain some new features to engage in with, which will affect my design and style.

Flame Trooper

And what do you like the most about staying an artist? 

Currently being free of charge, I guess. I do what I like for a dwelling. I really do not have to “work” considering the fact that it does not feel like it. That is just amazing. In addition to that, it is so fantastic that you can dig into what ever subject you can consider and master things that would seem “useless” at first, but then all the things can be the supply of inspiration and a base for new suggestions. So interesting!

Apart from developing, how do you like paying your time? 

I like playing online games (video clip games, card online games, board games), films, coffee going for walks via nature, and enjoyable. What I totally really like is listening to songs though carrying out very little else. Just chill and pay attention. I do that waaaay too considerably less.

Moon Priest
Furious Resurrection

What are your largest desires as an artist?

At the second: Building a undertaking of my own. Like I presently do with my “Unsung Hero” world. Publishing a ebook or a deck of playing cards with art that is not directed by anything at all else than myself would be amazing. It is a aspiration, but the 1 I am presently working on to make it come real. Just after that, I will have a new dream 🙂

And what made you be a part of Displate’s group of artists?

I imagine it is a tremendous neat and easy way to rejoice art, and I am truly happy to be component of it! 🙂

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