The driving force behind the creative spirit of artist/musician Ruddha (Rudolf Otto Schlieben) – (1966-) is a deeply-sincere vision, a heart-felt desire to help humankind awaken to its true spiritual nature.

“It is my mission,” he says, “to facilitate Spiritual Awakening by means of my art and music.”

“I am a shaman communing and healing through Music and Art”

His inspiration and teachers include, Salvador Dali, MC Escher,  Yello, Dominique Appia, Pink Floyd, Alex Grey, Depeche Mode, Henry Mancini, Yazoo, Erasure and Queen, to mention a few.

He has always felt “passionate” about art & music, he says, but never underwent formal training. In stead, he obtained a Master’s degree in Marketing.

His music falls in the genre electronica with elements of house, electro, trance, tribal, fusion and world.

His visual work may be classified as digital visual art manipulation, photographic image composites or new media art. He use multiple digital photographic images, software and graphic design techniques to create fantasy realms with subtle messages from his sub conscience, the spiritual realms and nature.