Matthias has been working within the arts all his life in various aspects. His goal is to integrate painting, music, film, photography, and narrative cohesively, while drawing from life, dreams, symbols, myth, philosophy and psychology.
Born in 1964, Lupri grew up in the wilds of Alberta, Canada with a wonderstuck fascination of nature, flight, arts, and mythical dreams. After years of studying music and a touring drummer road life, Matthias ventured to Boston to focus on the study of jazz vibraphone with Gary Burton. After releasing six CD’s of original music and touring internationally, he discovered the parallel symbiosis of painting to music, and started quickly an additional new direction in 2012. After years as a palette knife oil painter, Matthias has been steadily putting out various series of paintings, showing at galleries, and selling his work internationally.
For me, a large part is that I feel our unconscious and conscious landscape hemispheres collide to create positive and negative tension within each of our lives. The unconscious has an existence of time immemorial within our almost hidden myth, while our conscious life ego awakes daily to a fresh new day.
So I question; "How do we exist through these our entire lives, shaping us toward the past, present and future as one unit of human totality? In which way does the essence of it all give meaning to who we are and contribute to our interactions with each other, our earth and universe?"
It has been an interesting lifelong search and journey revealing my art through these philosophical constructs. Art that co-exists and works in-conjunction with these ideas and with one other: painting, music, poetry, photography, film and narrative, etc. The landscape hemispheres and archetypes create new paths to follow and show themselves as personal empirical motifs within the art abstractly and in everyday life. They prove to be part of the memory, dream, reflection symbiosis.
It is all much a mystery and interesting pursuit.