Born 1968 in a small town in Germany and grew up in South Africa. After studying mechanical engineering he moved back to Berlin/Germany - then still seperated by the infamous "Berlin wall". The West -Berlin cultural "underground scene" of the mid-Eighties inspired him to become a painter - starting with small exhibitions in so-called "off-venues". In the 1990s Lutz Mattstaedt did not only work sucessfully as a painter, light- and environmental artist, but also organized innovative music-art/multi media events under the label "Terra-Pi" and "Lila Space Creations" - combining modern dancing, video art, slide projections, paintings and electronic music.