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Artist Statement

I have had a lifelong fascination with nature, humans, ideas and science. Especially the interconnection and relationship between nature and humans and how ideas and science shape their meaning are a constant source of inspiration for me as an artist.

For my art, I’m looking for themes that resonate with life and speak to my experiences as a human being. I’m painting a wide array of themes such as animals, objects, cities and humans. My themes are all connected in that they have a meaning, a relationship or a symbolic value for people. These can and often are different for different individuals.  It could be some perspective or relationship I have myself or I have observed in others. 

I understand that perspectives and meanings associated with a theme have evolved over time based on our cultural background, experiences and values. My art questions the common meaning, exposes cultural bias and plays with possible meanings. Through this, I try to make the viewer see multiple perspectives and meanings. My aim is that my paintings prompt the viewer to have an inner dialogue with the painting. This is an opportunity for the viewer to contemplate their own relationship with the theme or subject and how it compares with the perspective other people might have. The emphasis is to grow mutual understanding for each other and respect for different perspectives and opinions. This is what tolerance and diversity mean to me. Hence Andrea Moser Art is 'Meaningful Art for Thinking People'.

My mixed media artworks start with a black-and-white drawing. Sometimes I add some metal leaf to add some glamour to a glamorous theme. Sometimes it is some shellac burn to symbolise water or another liquid. The textures I create always have a relationship to the theme. Being it watch faces for ‘Timepiece Thoughts’ or round pearls for ‘Pearl Perspective’.

While drawing and painting for decades I have tried out my share of painting mediums. I’m now fascinated by encaustic medium or encaustic wax. It is painted molten onto the board and sets immediately when it cools down.  The medium is manipulated with a blowtorch so one can say I’m painting with fire, which sounds and can be quite dramatic. Encaustic medium is used as a paint, as a glue to embed my ink drawings, and as an underlying substrate for the gilding process. With encaustic  wax, I can create a third dimension and bring texture into the painting. I enjoy the versatility of this medium and the countless ways it can be manipulated.

Encaustic medium is the first known medium to humankind to bind pigments with a binder for paint. I like the idea to bring new life into an ancient technique and to bring it into the 21st century.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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