Morpheus ('Fashioner', derived from the Ancient Greek: μορφή meaning 'form, shape') is a character in the Greco-Roman mythology, son of Hypnos and Pasithea, one of the Oneiroi, sibling of Icelus, Phobetor and Phantasus, god of sleep and dreams. He appeared for mortals after his father had already enchanted them. Morpheus took a human form in dreams, usually the form of loved ones of the dreamer. Morpheus was the main shaper of dreams (this is where the name comes from); his siblings assisted him. Icelus produced the aspects connecting reality to the dreams, Phantasus was the source of peculiar, fantastical dreams while Phobetor delivered nightmares.
MM Morpheus - 120x105 cm
MM Morpheus - 100x85 cm
In the original piece ‘the Tibetan Goldfishes’ the artist inserts the goldfish motif into a natural vision of his imagination. The colorful flora and fauna, the correspondence of the unspeakably beautiful symbols urges the viewer to be an active part of this vision. The abstraction embraced in golden ripples brings a promise of infinite horizons beyond the perceptible reality by establishing a matrix-like organization, breaking free from any known shape or form. The shining surface with its thousand green shades manifests in smooth torrents revealing the mysterious realms of the underwater. The energy surplus discharges in the shape of two red clusters, surrounded by pearlescent bodies of water. Their harmonious gliding through the waters and their fins flaming together creates a sacred forcefield in their unity. This colorful artwork serves as a picturesque description of ‘ashtamangala’, one of the Auspicious Signs of Buddhism.
MM Mechanical goldfishes - 100x100 cm
On this magnificent work of art the painter translates, with his sparkling range of colors, the mysterious legend of the Lost City of Atlantis, also described in the chronicles of Platon. The compositional horizon of the picture consists of a golden lane that emerges from the coloresque background, thereby guiding our sight. The triple squares on the left give an overture of the harmony built around the number ‘3’. The circular shape on the top right corner stands for the ancient city’s ring-like structure. The antique gilt transcending the different motifs represents the ‘orichalcum’, a noble metal that is the sign of wealth and prosperity. The black lanes underlying the blue rectangles appear as a recurring pattern, their threatening darkness being a premonition to some great danger, hereby undermining the quiescent nature of the composition. The calm of the sea, being looked at through the window-like patches, emits false tranquility: Atlantis carries its secrets to the final grave of the infinite seas.
MM Atlantis - 90x210 cm
With ‘Tiberis’, the artist guides us to the realms of mythology. The duality of the sleeping, yet angered river creates contrast that speaks of great forces changing the course of fate. The blue waves of the ever calm water seem as if they'd spread the magnificent treasures of the cornucopia that belongs to the god Tiberinus throughout the canvas. The protective spirit safeguards Rome and its ancient waters in mist form, glowing in gold in the left, providing its life-spanning wisdom and power of renewal.
MM Tiberis - 75x150 cm
This abstraction approaches the eternal concepts of reality, self-determination and the laws of the existing world order, with the artist’s unparallelled intuitions and colorist vision. The beige, ocher and honey yellow grid expands throughout the whole frame, creating a consistent, seemingly impregnable unity. Its frame, rich in gold inlays, creates an ‘illusion reality’ with which it forces us into this system that operates a web of overwhelming rules and regulations. However, the stable fundament of the matrix is disturbed by disobedient influences. Accentual fuchsia, cobalt blue, and crimson clusters detach from the deterministic bond, and thus the longing for freedom of a spirit who gained sentience materializes. The newly gained awareness of reality liberates from the smothering shackles like a breath of fresh air and the joy of life floods the composition with infinite sea blue tones. The Blue Matrix follows the first steps of a self-aware spirit heading towards fulfillment.
MM Blue-Matrix - 100x100 cm
Staying with the Matrix theme, the artist attempts to produce further aspects of visuality with his ‘Rainbow-Matrix’ piece. In the limelight of the artistic touch stands the difference between ‘reality’ and ‘illusion of reality’. In the foreground of the abstraction a unity of densely articulated nine segments can be seen, as they align in perfect ratio to serve as a geometric compass, while framing all the active energies mercilessly. The seemingly independent material is divided by tawny parcell elements and golden inlays; their blinding illumination formulates an absolute, inescapable cage. The physical isolation rhymes to the spiritual isolation; the system does not tolerate any amplitudes of passion. The tightly calibrated emotional space spreads a dramatic static across the painting. The unquenchable lust for life blasts through the grid with an elemental force. In the background, the sporadically billowing rainbow of colors gives rise to an age of a higher level of existence in the reality beyond the matrix.
MM Rainbow-Matrix - 100x100 cm