THE ART OF FACES: People portraits by German artist Matthias Brock

The innitial idea dates back to a two years working period in Paris. Living and working there with a grant, German artist Matthias Brock discovered painting portraits.

People he met on the street of the French capital. Although no one painted by the artist is a real person – Brock only uses the people as an inspiration for his large oil paintings.

Taking a single trip with the U-Bahn brings you inspiration for many years, says Brock.

Also a late discovery for him: painting with oil. “It creates a special shimmer,” Brocks says. In his early years as an artist, he worked with car paint. “I thought: Oil is so old fashioned,” Brock reveals.