“I’m Mo from MoWorkArt. Mo is my pseudonym and I will tell you in the next few lines who I am and why I decided to use a pseudonym. I was born in 1969 in Germany. I´m a self trained freelance artist, Dipl. Social worker and trauma-centered specialist consultant and have been working for many years with complex traumatized kids and young adults. Since my childhood and youth, painting and writing short stories has been a way of expression for me. My art, my painting and designing have ac-companied me all my life and now being a freelance artist is also a strong part of me and allows me to work. Inspired by my work with children and young people, as an artist I push myself more and more into the foreground. For many years I´ve been working with complex traumatized children, teens and young adults who experienced violence (sexual abuses, physical and psychological violence). I enjoy to screen the emotions and projections that arise in me when I work with them. Violence leaves conse-quences in them which they have to live with, and that often affect their lives for a lifetime. They lie like stumbling blocks in their lives path. I also want to make visible the consequences they experience and I want to help with my pictures, so that the effects of violence are able to come into light, in peo-ple’s minds and on everyone’s lips. This is to increase the protection of the kids, teens, young women and men and to make the topic more renowned. I use a pseudonym to protect the people I work with, to protect their safe places, to protect their privacy. They already have enough struggle, they don’t need to have more. Many artworks arise from the images and emotions which generate in me by working with the kids and from life in general. In “Behind the clothes”, a series of paintings, I will show what you don’t see when the models walk down the catwalk. Everyone has a story, sometimes beautiful and sometimes cruel. Violence in any form (sexual, physical, psychological) leaves its mark. A mark not always visible, but which changes a lot the lives of the people who have experienced violence. If we use our eyes, ears and senses, if we are sensitive, listen carefully and look, even if it brightens us and we think we can’t stand it, we can protect kids, teenagers and young adults from violence. I would like to point this out with “Behind the clothes”."