Felix Lies

Felix Lies is a storyteller who employs classical artistic methods such as painting, illustration, sculpture, and literature. Through his works, he endeavors to capture the unbiased and imaginative perspective of children towards the world, while metaphorically addressing social issues such […]

Biography / Felix Lies

Felix Lies is a storyteller who employs classical artistic methods such as painting, illustration, sculpture, and literature. Through his works, he endeavors to capture the unbiased and imaginative perspective of children towards the world, while metaphorically addressing social issues such as alienation, self-optimization, and housing shortages. For Felix Lies, stories transcend mere text or images; they manifest in diverse forms of language.

About the project

In his project “Das Rascheln der Stadt,” Felix Lies gathers and shapes narratives depicting life in the metropolis. He extracts scenarios from daily life and transposes them into a fantastical realm. Drawing inspiration from familiar elements in his environment, he morphs them into habitats for his characters. Cardboard houses, books serving as roofs, and amidst this milieu, animals endeavoring to navigate a cosmos that eludes comprehension. The outcome is a world that, upon closer examination, prompts increasingly profound inquiries. Through weeks of meticulous labor, he crafts intricate paintings that evoke familiar urban landscapes. These scenes unfold in large-scale canvases, as well as in books and audiobooks, chronicling the animals’ quests to find their place in the world.

Photos: Christian Rückert