Pierre Schmidt, also known as „drømsjel“, was born in 1987 in a small city near Cologne. Holding an apprenticeship at an advertising agency there from 2009 to 2011 before moving to Berlin, where he has lived and worked ever since. drømsjel’s artworks float freely between illustration and collage, traditional and digital. The artist splices vintage photographs of well-groomed ladies and gentlemen that evoke the standards of 20th-century propriety, turning them into bastions of surreal visions.

2015 has seen the artist’s works featured in many prestigious contemporary art publications, resulting in a range of clients commissioning work from around the globe. Exhibiting this year at Galleries in his native Germany as well as Italy, Pierre Schmidt produces work that will make you look and think again. With each piece a veritable mind trip, intricate and alluring, his art speaks to the day dreamers among us.