An enigmatically French artist with staunch Hungarian roots and a fantastically fitting name Mathias Kiss is a man after our own hearts. A painter with a penchant for tromp de l’oeil clouds, Kiss has, for the past few years, been making a name for himself as a creative collaborator with which to be seen.
Producing a stunning interiors shoot for this month’s issue of Wallpaper*, Kiss deftly adapted his painterly pedigree to that of stylist, combining his blue-sky painted backdrops with found objects, super-contemporary design pieces and the brutalist surrounds of Oscar Neimeyer’s French Communist Party HQ.
Aside from adoring his distinctive interior-skyscape-with-found-object aesthetic, we felt a little inadequate when it came to our all-round Mathias Kiss knowledge, and as such we thought it only right to take the time to sit down and learn a little more about the man behind the blue.
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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