It all started in 2015 with some tea candles spunning on a sushi plate.
Mafu began to explore some long-exposure works and his enthusiasm for light painting art photography was on fire.
He stayed at his old music club for a month and experimented with all kinds of light sources. Eventually it involved more and more people around him and the Lightpainting became an escape valve for the difficulties of life and some kind of therapy.
Being creative and turning every little toy of his child into lightweight paintbrushes was just the beginning. Followed by inspired collaborations with other light painters, such as Sven Gerard and Gunnar Heilmann, made possible to realize increasingly complex ideas. To give it an adequate framework, Mafu created “Aurora Movement”. At that time, artworks made were only published with that name. In early 2016 Gunnar Heilmann joined the Team and Aurora Movement with the current full lineup.
Today “Aurora Movement” is the result of the joint work of three very different artists. Marcel Fuhrmann (MaFu), Sebastian Vogel (Buschi) and Gunnar Heilmann make up Aurora Movement. But all three have their individual style and artistic forms.
When they create art together they become a great team with splendid ideas that represent a fusion of the minds of the team.
Aurora Movement began to operate when two of the artists (Mafu and Gunnar) were nominated individually for an international Lightpainting competition. Now they had to show their faces.
At Photokina 2016 Aurora Movement began to appear publicly as a team. After that, numerous collaborations with other artists from around the world followed.