Grow or die trying

For me, the world is only an illusion. Life is a dream. Wake up!
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© MINIMAN | Pegasus

I am creating polaroid art since the year 2000. I manually edit and manipulate the polaroids in my own unique and original style I invented and developed over 20 years. This artistic choice is in alignment with my message and mission as an artist to expose the lie (matrix) and show reality, show the truth and wake people up.

© MINIMAN | Berry Galaxy No2

In my search for the truth and what is real, I scratch the surface and find out there is nothing behind it. With my photo series, I want to peel the skin off reality - exhibit the matrix - to show that the world is just an illusion. The universe has beauty in abundance and consciousness to witness it. With my art, I try to show and remind the viewer of that.

© MINIMAN | Still Life Sun Flowers

For me, the world is only an illusion. Life is a dream. Wake up! Time, Pressure and stress are subjective. So is happiness and fulfilment. The reason why so many people are stressed and depressed is simple. They all look for happiness and fulfilment in all the wrong places: in the outside world. True happiness and fulfilment are only to be found in the inside - not in materialistic things.

© MINIMAN | Dissolving Monster of Fear

The concept of time is an illusion and mental construction. Fear creates stress and depression and is directly connected to time and mental projection with thoughts about the future and past. My polaroid art images communicate my philosophical ideas visually to remind people to wake up to find who they are and find truth and fulfilment.

© MINIMAN | Forest Bridge (Red)
Bio
My name is Fabian Kochendörfer. My artist alter-ego is called MINIMAN, and my slogan is GROW OR DIE TRYING. I studied philosophy and art history from 1997 till 1999 in Tuebingen, Germany. I studied with Prof. Diedrich Diederichsen art and design at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart and graduated with Diploma and with Master of Arts from the University of Portsmouth in 2005.  I live and work in Berlin Neukölln since 2009 as an artist.
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