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Artist Michael Moesslang


An example of fine art by Michael Moesslang

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The Artist Says:


As an artist, I'm interested in the question: "Why do people do what they do—although there are better options?"




Biography


 

 
 
Are you always acting right, disciplined and logical?
 
As human beings we do things differently than the best way possible because of emotions, subconscious thoughts, early experiences or even imprints, fears, short-term wins and for many, many other reasons. This is what I am interested in my art.
 
When I became interested in arts and started painting (at the age of 9) Surrealism, Pop Art and Photorealism were popular and shown in big exhibitions in Germany: Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Richard Estes or Ralph Goings. They shaped my early understanding of art.
In addition to being an artist, I am also a coach and business trainer. For me, the connection between that and my art is the thinking, communicating, acting and behaving of men and women. The subconscious mind—already an important source in Surrealism—is what leads us. Or as Artur Shopenhauer said: “Man can do what he wants but not want what he wants.”
 
Most of my works deal with the question of why people do what they do. Even if it is not the best for them. Why do they not act right, disciplined and logical?

Handeln Sie immer richtig, diszipliniert und logisch?
 Als Menschen machen wir Dinge anders als auf die bestmögliche Art, aufgrund von Emotionen, unbewussten Gedanken, frühen Erfahrungen oder sogar Prägungen, Ängsten, kurzfristigen Gewinnen und aus vielen, vielen anderen Gründen. Das ist es, was mich an meiner Kunst interessiert.
 Als ich mich für Kunst zu interessieren begann und mit 9 Jahren anfing zu malen, waren Surrealismus, Pop Art und Fotorealismus populär und wurden in großen Ausstellungen in Deutschland gezeigt: Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Richard Estes oder Ralph Goings. Sie haben mein frühes Kunstverständnis geprägt. 
Ich bin nicht nur Künstler, sondern auch Coach und Business-Trainer. Die [...]

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