Peter Mohrbacher is an artist whom has come from the video game and concept art industries and since gone rogue doing a passion project of his very own. His work finds inspiration from multiple angel mythologies which he first stumbled across in 2005. It's safe to say that Peter hasn't looked back since and in doing so unleashes the mesmerizing body of work he calls Angelarium. We tracked Peter down via his website and he took the time to do a short interview with us, check it out below.
Can you tell us about yourself and work?
I'm Pete Mohrbacher. I'm the creator Angelarium. I used to work as a concept artist and illustrator but now I only work for myself as an entrepreneur.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working really hard on building out the second book in the Angelarium series. It's going to be funded through Kickstarter so I'm frantically trying to build out the writing and design around the art to provide it as a sample for people seeing it for the first time.
What are you doing when you’re not creating? What hobbies do you have?
I've been into video games for about as long as video games have existed. I like to keep up on the latest game dev news even when I don't have time to play. Despite leaving the game development industry to pursue Angelarium full time, I still fantasize about jumping back in to create something fresh and independent.
Do you admire any artists / photographers? (dark themed or not!) what work inspires you
Most people have correctly pinned me as a big Beksinski fan. That's sort of a given. But I'm also fascinated by any artist, painter or otherwise, that mixes the fantastical with the surreal. In my mind, fantasy without surrealism is missing half of what makes it so powerful.
What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?
My primary method to get into a productive place is to drink an obsessive amount of coffee. Sometimes it's hard to break out of circular thinking without completely overloading the nerves with caffeine and loud music.
What role does the artist have in society?
Artists exist to prove that our internal lives are inherently similar, even when we are afraid they aren't.