TEXTE / EDITIONEN
||Johannes Musolf's art concentrates on
vulnerability - on physical and mental vulnerability of human beings. His
figures and torsi are either imprisoned in wooden boxes or exhibited as
objects or sculptures. They present human beings in various stages of
their development, struggling with fears and anxieties or rebelling
The materials Johannes Musolf uses are wood, metal, textiles, paper and
wire netting. His figures are first formed in papiermâche, then recreated
in wire netting and stuffed with printed paper of various kinds.
The same materials are used for his one-dimensional collages. Thematically
these combine biting irony and childlike lightness.
Musolf is also a writer. His texts, either of an autobiographical nature
or reflections on art and the way it is presented, are produced as
artbooks in limited numbers.
Johannes Musolf's work has been shown and discussed in numerous
exhibitions for almost thirty years.
In 2002 the artist got seriously ill and can work since then only in
limited extent. Collages and Mailart are his current ways of expression.
Objects are only rarely made.