Alois Reiss

All of the artwork on this page has been created by Alois Reiss who is our June Editor's Pick Artist

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Born in 1963 in Regensburg (Bavaria, Germany), Alois Reiss (artist name Augra Nata) worked as a machine locksmith and later as a technical draftsman in mechanical engineering.

Starting in 1998, he began to combine microscope images of minerals with symbols of the time and create digital compositions.

In 2000, his first exhibition was "Art from Stone and Time."

In 2003, he started to work as a freelance artist. He now deals with composings of historical places such as museums, castles and their objects as well as history over time. In 2012, Alois discovered the abstract acrylic painting that has been shown in some exhibitions.

In the search for new possibilities to express his imagination, he came across the 3D software "Blender 3D", 2016 in "Mandelbulb 3D" and "Terragen." Influenced by his hobby astronomy and the science of the fractal, individual works with surrelem and abstract character have developed since then, partly also influenced by elements from the mechanical engineering.

In 2017, he wrote a little story about the "Mask of the Agura Nata" and now uses it as an artist name. The story is about the young king Agura in "Yurkanti," which is completely different from our world. There are no trees or flowers, but for this they grow fractals or float with their roots through the air around in suitable places with the ground to claws. The fractals are loaded there and influence their environment and the atmosphere of the country. For this story, some special surreal works were created.

Some of his exhibitions: Castle Spindlhof, Castle Wiesent, Castle Stefling, Retirement Residence Thurn & Taxis, Historical Museum Regensburg, Brückturmmuseum Regensburg.

The programs he work with are: Photoshop, Blender 2.78, DAZ, Bryce 7 pro, Terragen, Vue 2016, Mahehuman, and Mandelbulb 3D.

You can see more of his work HERE