The Rococo Series

artworks within scenarios of different time periods – a mix fusion of staged photography and digital painting


Mathias Kniepeiss alias Mateo Moém has been an expert designer and professional photographer since 2003 and has been working in the fields of sports, industry, portraits, reportage, portrait, commercial & historical scenarios in over 50 countries of the world.

Next to his photography passion he is working as a lecturer and art director and is into the fields of concept development, team leading, image composing and implementations of special ideas.

Known under the pseudonym “Mateo Moém“, together with his team of specialists, he creates artworks within scenarios of different time periods, a mix fusion of staged photography and digital painting.

To achieve this, he and his team use the body language of his models, overall composition of the group, colour psychology,
made to measure costumes, lavish set designs, real locations, accessories accurate in every detail, modern postproduction and finally,
make use of a special printing-processes.

The depicted interpretation of history is based on extensive research of various time periods, with the intension of
mirroring our present into the past and the past into our present.


The Mafia Series

Eight amateurs, acted in four different scenarios to create a full day story.

Awards & Exhibitions

2014 – Art Basel Miami – young artists of the year award
2015 – PX3 Paris – 4 awards
2015 – CIDPAE – China International photography art gold award
2019 – Biennale Venice – ITSLIQUID International Art Contest award

2013 – „Rococo“ – Print – Graz
2015 – „Rococo“ – Digital – Miami Art Basel
2015 – „Rococo“ – Print – China Lishui International Photography Festival
2016 – „Rococo, Mafia & Birth of Beauty“ – Print – Vienna
2016 – „Lust und Laster“ – Print – Graz
2019 – „Faces of Venice“ – Print – Venice Ca´Sagredo Hotel
2019 – „Faces of Venice“ – Print – Venice Biennale, Anima Mundi Festival
2019 – „Faces of Venice“ – Digital – New York One World Trade Center


For more information, please contact me.