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Originally from Tallinn, Estonia, Mattias is inspired by mechanisms, both of the camera as well as the social and urban.His practice revolves deeply around drawing connections between various strata. Photography and the archive are tools he often uses to look into how intertwined social and historical narratives can be represented.

Mattias’ work draws heavily on identity and memory, concentrating on how reality is a construction rather than something to be taken granted. There are always three versions of a story: yours, mine and the truth.

Mattias's work is attracted to obsolescence and erasure as well as the ways we socially recycle space and objects. He seeks out parallel histories of the minutiae that eventually have a specific and noticeable impact on the way we live our everyday lives.

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