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"My ambition is to try and paint about  sport in a way that has not been done within the art world before. I really think there is a place for it."

- Ben Mosley

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26/03/2013 11:24, Report by Adam Marshall
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Feature: A work of art

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Mosley's style ensures his work is very different to a number of his contemporaries painting about football and he is keen that his viewers can see the depth of his artistry.

"The club has been very good with me and it’s very forward-thinking," he explained. "My style is quite like Henri Matisse and Picasso, they are my influences. My ambition is to try and paint about sport in a way that has not been done within the art world before. I really think there is a place for it. If I can establish a relationship with a club like United and they see potential in me, it means I’m really along the right lines.

"My style is quite different – it might not be for everybody and some might say they’re not sure about it – but one thing people say is that the more they look at it, the more they see. It’s quite an original way of painting about sport and football in particular. It’s quite unique and I don’t think another artist has managed to paint about sport in the exciting way that I do. If you like realistic football painting, you wouldn’t be asking for one of mine but they are a bit different with a bit of art to it as well.

"I try and concentrate on relationships that football generates and I feel it’s my job to try and get that down on canvas to show people how important it is. It builds relationships between father and sons and families and it’s celebrating a place of fun. Obviously, it’s about appreciating somebody’s ability to score a goal like Wayne Rooney’s but it’s also about celebrating relationships with the people around you and that’s what football means."

Mosley is keen to undertake further work with United in the future if the opportunities present themselves.

"It’s been a good relationship so far and I’m looking to keep it going," he vowed. "Obviously, it’s an honour to be involved with this club at any level but I don’t know what opportunities there will be for me in the future. It’s just a case of being patient to see if I can build up a relationship that’s beneficial for the club as well. I’m passionate about sport anyway. I

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