Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe is a 29-year-old freelance concept artist and illustrator based in New York. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a Japanese mother and German father. He unleashed his artistic talents upon the unsuspecting web in 2004 after he finished his Abitur.
In case you’re wondering, as I did, what an Abitur is, it’s the final exam that students take after their secondary education (the equivalent of High School in the West), usually after twelve to thirteen years of formal education in Germany and some parts of Europe.
He has been working for clients in the entertainment industry, a list that includes filmmakers, authors, game developers and private individuals, since 2004. Clients such as, oh, you know, just Lucas Arts, Bioware Austin, and Imagine FX. His work has also been published in major publications such as Exposé 8, Dark Alley, Ballistic Publishing, and It’s Art Magazine.
According to him, his artistic skills matured through a practical routine that he had established and religiously followed over the years. A self-taught artist, Lorenz’s work is largely influenced by contemporary art. What sets his work apart is the clean execution of his artistic concepts.
Every picture tells a story, but Lorenz’s work begs the viewer to make one up, otherwise they’d have to resort to wondering what really happened behind the scenes.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.