Moritz Becker’s work REALITY 2.0 showcases the power of escapism through video games via illustrated posters of players with their avatars. Everyone has their own methods to deal with the stress and pressure of everyday life and finds ways to replace negative emotions with positive experiences. Video games in particular provide an unique opportunity to discover fictional worlds and characters or to experience real-world issues in a new and immersive manner. The portrayed avatars and characters are linked with the portraits of the gamers to show how a person’s digital environment impacts their consciousness. As a result, reality merges with the experienced content of the video game.
Hey, my name is Moritz Becker, i am currently 25 years old and was born in Wuppertal. Even though I developed my passion for art and design rather late in my life, somewhere around the age of 18-19, it has become one of my biggest motivations for pursuing what I love and what I want to do with my life since then. After having finished a portfolio and design course in Leipzig, I decided to move and study Illustration in Berlin. I'd consider myself a pretty funny and open-minded dude that takes inspiration from a lot of things in life, be they own motivational factors like drawing, design, gaming and movies or hearing and reading about interesting topics, passions and stories of other people and reflect upon them.
Not a big fan of those kinds of questions. Most importantly I want to be happy with where I am in life and who I am but still having an urge to do and be better. But it'd be great if I would make a good living by drawing the stuff I love!
Good design should always be creative and fulfilling its purpose or function in a broad sense. Having just one of those would still be lacking a good design in my eyes.
Writing my bachelor thesis. Even though it was fun and interesting, that thing just made me lose my mind from time to time....who am I kidding, almost every damn day.
I take a lot of inspiration from my passions like gaming and movies where storytelling, a strong and appealing image, unique characters and an interesting narrative are of major importance. Furthermore, I do enjoy the strange and somewhat absurd things that happen in everyday life.
That is still one of my biggest struggles as I am very unsure of what I want each new project to look like, concerning style and technique. Do the homework, look for reference and inspiration, set a good base and composition.
Find things and techniques that inspire and motivate you and set a work flow around them.
Nope, wouldn't say so.
Because I realised that I liked drawing cool stuff and would love to spend my time and efforts towards that.
Spending money on it!
We'll see, we'll see ...