Originally self-taught, surrealist visionary artist Tim Moseley
was born in California. Tim was nurtured initially by
San Francisco bay area visionary artists and psychedelic poster
art. He was primarily inspired from his early teen years by
the surrealist philosophy and techniques of the surrealist
writer Andre Breton and the veristic surrealist painters Max
Ernst and Salvador Dali. After receiving scholarship from
The Texas Fine Art Association in 1974 he attended The University
of North Texas but became disappointed by the rise of conceptualism
and the politicization of the visual arts within the school.
He transferred mid curriculum to The University of Texas at
Austin where he received his BFA in Studio Art. Since graduation
he has worked in a variety of art related positions.
" I paint because it is my nature to do so," says
Tim, "I like to have at least one painting in progress
at any given time. When I do, I am totally focused on it.
When I am not working, I am usually meditating through my
daily tasks while visioning my next painting." Tim paints
in the traditional medium of oil on canvas and with a command
of technical skills that includes sophisticated modeling,
precise draftsmanship, contemporary composition, and a refined
color sense that defines him as a surrealist visionary.
At first glance, his paintings are both abstract and surreal.
They are metaphysical, illusionist, and sensual. Even though
Tim has a formal education he draws from his essentially self-taught
years of life experience. He notes, "I benefited technically
from my formal education but I had to regain my personal vision
upon graduation from University." The paintings shown
here represent a recent past. Tim is currently residing in
Austin, Texas where he devotes his life long faith to the
surrealist vision of love and liberation by fusing the real
and the unreal.