Mathias Vef popularity comes from works like his collaged “digital ecosystems” where he transferred photographic collages onto massive sheets of paper and objects like skateboards.
“Starting from simple elements varying with each generation, I use a digital collage technique to create digital ecosystems. These systems loom to be an illusion of the natural but are infused by
an abstract artificiality and an urge to shape and create”.
Vef finds inspiration from a variety of resources, from screenshots of video games to the images he captures on his own camera. Combining all of these, and seeing which new visuals emerge is like
a “survival of the aesthetics,” he describes. “Like in evolution, our visual entities can grow and overgrow the world.” Vef also likens the process to how spam, weeds, and infestations