Towing the Color Line: Matthias Heiderich

2 Apr

Recently I’ve been hesitating to feature certain artists’ work because though I’ve had them in my queue for quite sometime, I suddenly starting seeing their work popping up all over other blog sites.  And the last thing I want to do is seem like a copycat.   But then I said to myself, Artsy Forager, why should you let that stop you from featuring talent that inspires you?  I answered, I shouldn’t.  Simple as that.  Case in point, Berlin photographer Matthias Heiderich.

Spektrum Eins series

Heiderich has over ten series of images showcased on his website and any one of them are beautiful enough to be featured.  But I’m currently in love with his most recent series, Spektrum Eins, so this post is full of his signature architectural loveliness.

Spektrum Eins Series

He is a master at finding the most interesting buildings and composing their intersecting angles and colors into striking, graphic compositions.

Spektrum Eins Series

His compositions are so simple yet so crisp, his colors so bright and bold.  The architectural forms take a backseat to line, color and shape.  Each photo is a celebration of simplicity.

Spektrum Eins Series

Spektrum Eins Series

To see more of Matthias Heiderich’s work please visit his website ( and I highly recommend you do! ).

All images are via the artist’s website.

8 Responses to “Towing the Color Line: Matthias Heiderich”

  1. Jessica @ Artwork Network April 2, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I wouldn’t consider this a copycat move. I’m sure there are plenty more people who need to be introduced to this work. Is it even possible to see “too many” of these Matthias Heiderich photos? Glad to see him featured! I’ve been trying for ages to pick a favorite to add to my own collection. I’m particularly smitten with the “Studie Zwei” series, myself.

    • Lesley April 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      Thanks for the reassurance, Jessica! Love the Studie Zwei series, too– something about those turquoise skies!

  2. deadbirdflirting April 2, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Reblogged this on Remain Anonymous;.

  3. francifularts April 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Love his compositions! Such strong lines, shapes, and colors. Thanks for sharing these! I will share them with my art teacher friends and my students!

    • Lesley April 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed them and will share them with your students!

  4. gabrielgarbowota April 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    This post (and the discovery of Matthias’ work) has brightened my day. Absolutely inspiring!

    • Lesley April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      Glad to hear it, Gabriel! His colors are so gorgeous, sure to make you smile.

  5. Impower You April 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    I love all of these. Thanks for sharing.

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