SURREAL ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTED BY DESIGNER MATTHIAS JUNG
Surreal Architecture is the latest project of German designer Matthais Jung, whom from a young age has been fascinated by the endless potential of collage art, inspired by his father who worked in his photo lab with scissors and glue, constructing new possibilities out of old photographs. For his Surreal Architecture, Jung has adopted this tactile process passed down through generation to create something truly amazing, a series of fairy-tale structures by combining and reimagining his photographs.
The process behind the surreal photographs is quite demanding, as every image was taken by Jung during trips to northeastern Germany. The last endeavor led him to some abandoned steel mills in the Ruhr region. He then gets to work in his studio, dreaming up new structures and architecture, combining them with earthy and natural backdrops. Jung calls these creations “architectural short poems.” You can see his dreams reflecting in reality, as the surreal building would be perfect on set of a sci-fi or fantasy film.
Jung doesn’t forget his primal role of a designer first and a photographer second, as he follows rigorously the rules of design in order for his work to function properly. There should be a flow a “yin and yang” between order/disorder and homogeneity/diversity. A building has to have a sturdy foundation before he can add some “disorder”, that is, for example, allowing a building to fly.