Research | Reference Artist
Artist: Holger Matthies
He was born 1940 in Hamburg, Germany and apprenticed in color lithography from 1957 to 1961. In 1961 and ‘62 he studied in the Works School of Art and from 1962 to 1966 he attended the University of Formative Art in Hamburg. He started to work as a freelance graphic designer in 1966. 1966/70 and 1984/85 he was a guest professor at the Work School of Art. 1994: Appointment for professor of visual communication at University of Arts, Berlin. Matthies realized lectures and workshops for Students at academies and universities for design and art in 15 different countries. He was member of jury at the International Poster Biennial in Warsaw and the triennials in Lachti, Colorado, Toyama, Berlin, Hongkong, Chaumont and Essen.
Holger Matthies German Website click here
Rhyme Chosen: Old Macdonald had a farm
Part 1: Exploration on Photoshop / Searching image / Managing concept
And on that farm he had a COW. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a HORSE. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a SHEEP. E-I-E-I-O.
With an oink oink here. An oink oink there. Here an oink. There an oink. Everywhere an oink oink.
And on that farm he had a DUCK. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a ROOSTER. E-I-E-I-O.
Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
I like the process when I am looking for inspiration by taking reference from the relevant artists. I not only can learn their skills in design and also can create new styles to express myself. I thought the most successful artist is not depend on their final effects or outcome of their artworks, but is he expressed successfully what he want to express.
Thanks Mimi for helping me on assignment 2, including the lecture and the consultant session given during the class, it give me a chance to learn the basic knowledge of design principles and how to improve the weak point on my design. Thanks also to the boy boy who taught us Photoshop in class, it let me know more photoshop technic in the shortest time, untill the assignment was completed.