by Massive Voodoo
Name: Matt Cexwish
Nickname: The Ghypsie
Job: Freelance Architect and Urbanist, self-employed Designer & Artist, founder of überliner.com
Years of Painting: 2003 in Miniature Painting (Competitions), some time before that
Media: Blood, Tears & Sweat, besides: Everything that can be used for communicating Ideas
Brushes: Windsor&Newton Series 7 (Miniature), sizes 0, 1 and 2, Reaper, some Synthetics
Airbrush: Much underrated, very useful Tool
Miniatures: Mostly Fantasy, SciFi and very little Modern Miniatures
Scales: Mostly 1:28 Heroic Scale, but also Bigger, Smaller and everything in between (up to 1:1)
Speed: Fast in Building, Too Fast in Painting Average Painting Hours per day: > 2 h
Sculpting: Theoretical Studies and huge appreciation for Traditional Sculpting, could have done way more Miniature Sculpts. Love Sculpting Machinery and Constructions, though.
Favourite Miniature Painters: Anyone who transfers Painting Techniques from other fields to Miniature Painting and thus changes what we believe to be possible... A.C., A.G., B.K., E., F.R., K.K., L., L.G.P., R.P., R.L., S.A., ETC. PP.
Favourite Miniature: The Next One
Sculptors: Anyone, who thinks Volume, speaks Texture and understands the Silhouette naturally...
Although he does seem like an typical Architect / Urbanist, he really cares a lot about Film, Poetry, Pornography, Art, Music and Science. Matt always tries to push the boundaries of what is thought to be possible and to find new, innovative, creative, surprising, stupid, unusual, boring and appealing ways to tell relevant and interesting stories through his narrative Dioramas – at least relevant to him. In his free time, Matt likes to Walk around the world with an open mind and open pockets, swim with the Whales while counting the pool tiles (4.324) and meeting old and young people that can teach him a lesson or two. He likes his Tea with Brown Sugar and Milk. Also, he loves speaking about himself in the third person. Matt´s favourite colour is Turquoise.
Matt is always looking for new ways to visualize and communicate Miniatures. Here he has scanned one of his upcoming Projects with a medical grade CT Scanner.
Matt is a strong believer in an warm-hearted and straigh forward approach in life. Life itself is way too precious to be too serious about it. After all, no one will make it out alive anyways. So why not relax, take a deep breath, make yourself comfortable, make yourself a Wig, make yourself a Coffee, Grab a Cookie, Grab your Friends, Grab your Girl, Go on a Trip, Go on Vacation, Go back to School, Go to the Loo and simply enjoy the Show as long as it lasts? Matt is fascinated by the Small things more then the big “Badaboom!!” Moments in life. He loves to observe the Creation around him and all it´s facettes, including / especially people. Understanding why something looks as it looks is the first Step (the Conscious Mind), then one can start to carry the thought around like a Baby and Think an awful lot about it (the Breeding Mind), then come up with Solutions, Inspiration, Polite Suggestions, Counter Ideas, Harsh Repulsions, Innovations, Repetitions, Stupid and Bad Ideas and everything in between (the Ingenious Mind) to start sending out signals to one´s or someone else´s Muscles (the “Do” Signal) to -finally- help a thought pain- tears- and sweatstakingly become Reality (the Oh Yeah! Stage).
There are no secrets other then to learn to say Yes. To Everything. To Everyone. But first and foremost: To Yourself.
All Miniature Projects are a joyful challenge, especially those which have been planned from sketch to sculpt to finished Miniature.
Hobgoblins Of The Rotnoze Clan - Invaders Of The Realm!
Leonardo DiMiragliano- The Great Wyrdstone Collector - Part I of V!