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About me


A bit about me

Picture of me together with Vincent van Sloth

Name: Frederic Hilpert

Age:  37 human years

Origin: Germany

Languages: German, English

Why I'm megagroundsloth

Frederic Hilpert

I am a German artist and micro influencer from Oberursel in Germany. My work focuses on the concept of biocultural diversity and the consequent interaction between art and science. I demonstrate this by making unnoticed animals like insects, spiders and reptiles the central subject of my work. I want to show that there are biological and cultural peculiarities in the perception of our natural environment, that there are direct consequences for biodiversity and our lives and that these connections can be broken up and rearranged through education and awareness. I believe in people's ability to participate in this sloth-fast happening, to draw from their own resources and to perfect themselves through creativity. It represents an attempt to create points of contact and a new way of understanding. For this purpose I have built up a large reach with my Instagram account megagroundsloth.

There I present my works of classical painting, drawing, digital photography, video art, image manipulation and artificial intelligence in the form of an intermedial performance. The viewers can react to my posts and exchange ideas with me. I achieve my goal of presenting complex scientific concepts in an accessible and engaging way by combining human experiences with images from nature. The artistic component lies in the clever use of language and images to not only convey information but also to create an emotional or aesthetic effect. The memorable design is intended to arouse interest and create a deeper connection to the topic. It is a fusion of art and science, with the aim of presenting scientific content in a captivating and inspiring way.

Mega Ground Sloth

What makes me do art

The dinosaurs are not extinct.
With about 10,000 living species,
they still make up the largest group within
the terrestrial vertebrate group today.
At least one of them lives in my head.

(and makes me do art)

What I like

Common Sense
Trust me, I know exactly what I'm doing.

You have to have it!

Closeness to Nature
Singularity baby, singularity!

Without it, there is no progress.

Eye Contact
The gateway to the soul. Do you let me in?

Good Music
One of the most beautiful things in the world.

You don't have to understand the world,
you just have to find your way around.

Even if it's just a smile ...

You want yourself too, right?

I like to think out of the box.

Now it's the right moment: Write to me!

Should be first, but I moved it.

People who influenced me in a positive way

I think a lot of people
influenced me in some way.

Having outstanding personalities in the family
always has some special influence
on personal development.

This can be good.

The people I am introducing to you
have given my imagination space to grow.
I neither identify with these people,
nor do I want to be like them.
But they inspire me to stay steadily
on my way to my self-realization.


Gabriele Hilpert

My grandmother
Gabriele Hilpert (nΓ©e Kortokraks)
and our joint tutor Dieter Schiele.

My grandma wasn't famous,
but her animal portraits,
which she painted using make-up,
made it into the newspaper several times.

Together we visited
Dieter Schiele's painting school.

A hunting and horse painter
who has dedicated himself to
"Old Masters" realism art.
I had the privilege to attend his courses for free.


He is a great-nephew of
the famous expressionist Egon Schiele.

Egon Schiele



Werner Hilpert

My great grandpa
Dr. Werner Hilpert,

although I never got to know him personally,
he always served as a role model.

His moral steadfastness
was groundbreaking.

He risked his life to do the right thing.
At a time, when the masses
were being seduced by the Nazis,
he not only offered resistance,
but together with others
laid the foundations
for a new and free Germany.



Rudolf Kortokraks

My great-uncle
Rudolf Kortokraks,

who was a famous German painter
with a very authentic style.
His paintings depict still life (particularly flowers),
landscapes, cities and portraits.

For him,
art was always in the foreground,
never money.

I never got to know him personally and for
a long time I didn't even know about his existence.
But when I look at his work
and read about his life,
I feel connected to him.

He lived a simple life
and died in 2014 at the age of 86.




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