SIGNATUR - Astronut Studio of Art Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel
LOGO - Astronut Studio of Art Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel


SIGNATURE - Astronut Studio of Art Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel
LOGO - Astronut Studio of Art Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel


Simplicity in the design, but depth in my messages.
How my journey as a freelance artist began and what still shapes me today. A little insight.

I was born in Schweinfurt in 1988. A small town in Bavaria, Germany. However, I was only born there. My roots are in Gerolzhofen. An even smaller town, but with a great goldsmith (my father). I am one of eight siblings and the child of two wonderful parents who have always encouraged me on my path and never questioned me. I have the deepest appreciation, love and gratitude for my parents. They have given us so much. Contentment, mindfulness, gratitude— an eye for each other. Values that we don’t see too often today, in a world that has become so incredibly fast and restless.

When I think back to my childhood, I see myself making up puppet plays, painting and singing. The puppet shows in particular were still somewhat poorly attended. But luckily I still had seven siblings. Together with my parents, I could be sure that I had at least a magical nine spectators. I have always been addicted to creativity. My parents still tease me today that the kitchen or living room table was always full of paintings.

ATELIER — Astronut Studio of Art & Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel

You get older, more mature and, after graduating from high school, you reach an age where you have to think about your future path. I initially decided to study media management. But before I even started, I de-registered. I felt inside that it wasn’t me. Instead, I put all my eggs in one basket and applied to study design in Nuremberg. I had already read in forums beforehand that this course would not be easy. But I didn’t want to doubt myself and gave it a try with my portfolio. It worked at the first attempt. And so I immersed myself in the world of design, illustration and film.

After graduating, I started my first permanent job in an industrial company as a creative part for transformation in the digital age. As exciting as it was, as much as I learned, I died inside. My creative flame seemed to go out and with it my being. I was missing the balance, I was missing the retreat to myself that art had always been for me. The remarkable thing was that my team at the time and my boss were enthusiastic about the creativity, the different way of looking at things that I brought with me. So was I allowed to leave? After a year of fighting against myself, I decided to resign. Took a different path. Not yet the one I ultimately wanted, but one that would give me some breathing space to focus on my goal.

Then the time had come. After another 2 1/2 years in employment, I had to become self-employed. I just felt inside that this was the only way I could go. I had to give myself the opportunity to at least try the path of being an independent artist and designer. I have been doing this for more than four years now. And what can I say. Despite a lot more work and less planning, I feel so much more at home inside. I’m no longer working against myself, but with myself. A feeling that is inspiring.

In a way, my art describes this journey. I didn’t realize this for a long time, but it is expressed in my works in exactly the same way. Pausing, reflecting, being mindful of the environment, but above all of oneself. With my work, I want to pass on the values I have been taught. Viewers of my work should be given the space and time to engage with the moment, ideally to reflect on themselves. An aspiration that I also try to convey in the videos on my YouTube channel.

At my last exhibition, I had a long conversation with a visitor. In that conversation, I think I got to the core of my work: my art is observational, reflective. It is quiet, almost whispering. But never mute in its statement.

The compositions of my works follow the endeavor to find an inner balance. Every detail, every brushstroke and every line follows this intention. For me personally, I have learned that art is a balancing, inner maturing process. Art allows me to reflect on my own actions and values. It gives me the time to calm down. To give my own thoughts space and at the same time the opportunity to rest completely in myself.

I am driven by curiosity, I want to understand.

My work is not fast-paced, not thoughtless, not loud. It is attentively observant.

It is like me.

ATELIER — Astronut Studio of Art & Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel

Simplicity in the design, but depth in my messages.
How my journey as a freelance artist began and what still shapes me today. A little insight.

I was born in Schweinfurt in 1988. A small town in Bavaria, Germany. However, I was only born there. My roots are in Gerolzhofen. An even smaller town, but with a great goldsmith (my father). I am one of eight siblings and the child of two wonderful parents who have always encouraged me on my path and never questioned me. I have the deepest appreciation, love and gratitude for my parents. They have given us so much. Contentment, mindfulness, gratitude— an eye for each other. Values that we don’t see too often today, in a world that has become so incredibly fast and restless.

When I think back to my childhood, I see myself making up puppet plays, painting and singing. The puppet shows in particular were still somewhat poorly attended. But luckily I still had seven siblings. Together with my parents, I could be sure that I had at least a magical nine spectators. I have always been addicted to creativity. My parents still tease me today that the kitchen or living room table was always full of paintings.

You get older, more mature and, after graduating from high school, you reach an age where you have to think about your future path. I initially decided to study media management. But before I even started, I de-registered. I felt inside that it wasn’t me. Instead, I put all my eggs in one basket and applied to study design in Nuremberg. I had already read in forums beforehand that this course would not be easy. But I didn’t want to doubt myself and gave it a try with my portfolio. It worked at the first attempt. And so I immersed myself in the world of design, illustration and film.

After graduating, I started my first permanent job in an industrial company as a creative part for transformation in the digital age. As exciting as it was, as much as I learned, I died inside. My creative flame seemed to go out and with it my being. I was missing the balance, I was missing the retreat to myself that art had always been for me. The remarkable thing was that my team at the time and my boss were enthusiastic about the creativity, the different way of looking at things that I brought with me. So was I allowed to leave? After a year of fighting against myself, I decided to resign. Took a different path. Not yet the one I ultimately wanted, but one that would give me some breathing space to focus on my goal.

Then the time had come. After another 2 1/2 years in employment, I had to become self-employed. I just felt inside that this was the only way I could go. I had to give myself the opportunity to at least try the path of being an independent artist and designer. I have been doing this for more than four years now. And what can I say. Despite a lot more work and less planning, I feel so much more at home inside. I’m no longer working against myself, but with myself. A feeling that is inspiring.

In a way, my art describes this journey. I didn’t realize this for a long time, but it is expressed in my works in exactly the same way. Pausing, reflecting, being mindful of the environment, but above all of oneself. With my work, I want to pass on the values I have been taught. Viewers of my work should be given the space and time to engage with the moment, ideally to reflect on themselves. An aspiration that I also try to convey in the videos on my YouTube channel.

At my last exhibition, I had a long conversation with a visitor. In that conversation, I think I got to the core of my work: my art is observational, reflective. It is quiet, almost whispering. But never mute in its statement.

The compositions of my works follow the endeavor to find an inner balance. Every detail, every brushstroke and every line follows this intention. For me personally, I have learned that art is a balancing, inner maturing process. Art allows me to reflect on my own actions and values. It gives me the time to calm down. To give my own thoughts space and at the same time the opportunity to rest completely in myself.

I am driven by curiosity, I want to understand.

My work is not fast-paced, not thoughtless, not loud. It is attentively observant.

It is like me.

Degrees

M. A. — Media & Designmanagement
Hochschule RheinMain — Wiesbaden

B. A. — Design
Georg Simon Ohm Hochschule— Nürnberg

Nanodegree — User Experience Design
Udacity

Exhibitions

STROKE artfair
Praterinsel Munich, 2024

STROKE artfair
Praterinsel Munich, 2023

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery
Mailand & Fuerteventura, 2021

Teaching

IU — International University
Lecturer for user experience, mobile design, web design, graphic design

Exhibitions

STROKE artfair
Praterinsel München, 2024

STROKE artfair
Praterinsel München, 2023

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery
Mailand & Fuerteventura, 2021

Degrees

M. A. — Media & Designmanagement
Hochschule RheinMain — Wiesbaden

B. A. — Design
Georg Simon Ohm Hochschule— Nürnberg

Nanodegree — User Experience Design
Udacity

Teaching

IU — International University
Lecturer for user experience, mobile design, web design, graphic design

HAYAKI — Charcoal on Paper - Astronut Studio of Art & Design - Andreas Stößel Stoessel

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