Hello everybody and welcome to the project called Hidden Fractalist! Goal of this project is to discover new, rising fractal artists in the depths of the fractal art community and bring them into the spotlight between other fellow artists and show them some love, help, support and friendship. My today's guest is Masteroflemon
has been member of DeviantArt for 9 years and his galerry is full of colorful, carefully crafted Chaotica fractals and manipulations! Let's proceed with the interview!
Hello and welcome to the hidden fractalist interview Masteroflemon ! Could you please kindly introduce yourself to us?
Hello, my name is Rene Marco and I live in Germany, near Aachen. I'm 25 years old and I work in a marketing agency as a Media Designer. I have began to work with art since I was 16 or something like that. My first works that I have done, are in Photoshop. I learned a lot from photoshop tutorials and other great artist here on DeviantArt. I became better and better in photomanipulations and i have suggest 2 works for Desktopgraphy. For a long time i was in the Art collective intrinsicnature, and now I make only fractal art.
How did you discover Fractal Art and why did you decide to make it? Can you tell us a bit about your first steps?
I decide it to make it, because my computer was too lame for big Photoshop works with hundreds of layers and my Wacom Pen is broken Yeah, and 3D work with Blender is too hard for me, so I searched for another options to make art. I tried something with Apophysis 7x, but the GUI is terrible. Then I found Chaotica, made a few experiments and they were not realy good results Haha. I opened the examples and was fascinated about the complexity. Then I worked for two weeks in a printer shop because I had topass an internship for my school, and there I have meet my new friend Paul. He prints large format prints. I showed him fractal art and he said: "Yeah it looks very cool." In the end of this internship I rendered a Chaotica example fractal and he printed me this amazing art. The second reason why I make fractal art is because of the science behind fractals. Fractals in Nature and in math. Look at THIS amazing documentary report on Youtube. You can see fractals all over the world. Brain structure is like a big fractal and this structure you can find in the universe. It is all connected. Personally I am a spiritual human and love this connection with all people in this world. Yeah, I love fractal art.
What medium(s) do you work with? Are you experienced with any other software?
: Yeah, I work only with Chaotica and Photoshop. Chaotica is post production and the final touch I make in photoshop is enhancing the colors and contrast. Thats why my fractals look so colorful.
Do you make your art professionally, or rather just as a hobby?
: It is my hobby, but I want to sell my art on DeviantArt and maybe on psychedelic festivals.
Do you have any inspiration here on DevaintArt? Do you have any favourite artists you'd like to mention?
: BoxTail, ChaosFissure, SallySlips, LukasFractalizator, JanRobbe, tatasz
Do you think you become more skilled and experienced with every piece?
Could you share the process of making any of your fractal pieces?
Not really, it takes a long time to make tutorials. But tatasz made great tutorials.
Is there any goal you’d like to reach both with fractals and your artistic journey on DeviantArt?
Yes, to mix fractal with photomanipulation. You can see this in my Work REDEMPTION. That's Why I got a DD.
Your gallery contains beautiful colourful fractals, but also carefully crashed fractal manipulations and photomanipulations as well! What inspried you to make these?
: In the past I used to make only photomanipulations with Photoshop. With every work I was able to improve my skills. But one day I found fractal art. It is easier to make fractals and I can't work with my PC workstation, because it is very laggy with hundrends of layers. When I got better in fractal art, I combined my old photoshop skills with fractals to make a new way of fractal art. I only make one art with photomanipulation and fractal and this got a feature. Yeah amazing. I think I am going to make more of this. And what inspires me? Fractal artists and photomanipulation artists like ErikShoemaker, and I saw a new way to combine both of those together.
What was your reaction when you've gotten your first Daily Deviation feature?
: My first Daily Deviation was amazing. I sent it to my school friends . In this moment I thought: "Okay I got it. You are enough to be a good artist.". I saw that I found my passion with fractal art when I got that feature.
Splash by Masteroflemon contains well-executed contrast between the water splash and fiery elements of the image. ( Suggested by LukasFractalizator and Featured by ChaosFissure ) Given 2017-03-15.
What is your motivation when making fractals?
My motivation when making a fractal is the fact that Ii really do not know how it will look. It should look a little bit different from my last works every time. Many fractal artists publish the same parameters with a little tweak. That is not my motivation.
If you could describe fractal art in one word, what would it be?
: I just recently discovered Masteroflemon's unique artwork. He seems to be able to take conventional 2D fractal ideas and turn them into something truly majestic. His work with the "bubble" style fractals in particular are exceptional. "Organic Heart," for example, is one of the most decadent pieces of eye candy I've ever had the pleasure of staring at. Hope to see plenty more of his masterpieces to come in the future!
: What I love about Masteroflemon's work is the wise use of colors. In my opinion, there's virtually no artwork of his in which he chose a wrong palette, they're always spot-on!
: He went from a beginner to a very impressive artist very quickly, and his sense for really hot contrasting colours is great!
Have you come across a talented, but unknown fractal artist? Feel free to suggest them to me via note, I'll be more than happy to interview them!
Thank you very much for your support, and for reading this interview as well! Check the previous issue of my "Hidden Fractalist" Project here: Hidden Fractalist Vol. XXI. - OttoMagusDigitalArt
See you next time,LukasFractalizator