I like to analyze the designs and concepts of movies, shows, video games, and comics. With a certain bias towards Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, Teen Titans, Avatar: the Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, The Avengers, and the like.
Born in Switzerland, Mathias Schmied manipulates comic books and magazine images to create wall installations, collages and drawings. His works are pop images transformed. Cut-out graffiti and superheroes take on all new representation and meaning through Schmied’s cautious hand and razor blade. The easily recognizable content of Schmied’s found images becomes confused through his dissection. Pages where all real content has been removed feel empty and even somewhat sad. Depicting only what’s left behind from superhero stories feels like the newspaper without the news. We can only begin to guess at what’s going on.
"Medusa is a huge part of this book; she’s a queen but also a warrior queen," Lowe says. "With this we want to amplify them as characters but also make them superheroes you can relate to. She’s a woman dealing with ahuge amount of loss and expectations put on her."