Modern Architecture Captured in the Paintings of Jens Hausmann
Jens Hausmann reflects modernism in the catacombs of world-denial protected by power. He does so with a contemporary painterly stance that looks after itself in an outstanding way, without losing sight of the world (and that also means the world of the painting).
Hausmann practices a painterly culture. His painted surfaces are thoroughly worked through, and alive. Through the way he treats paint, he allows us to feel the world. They are grand gestures that turn the material into an event—thus making the subject all the more urgent. Because Hausmann chooses a position of the in-between. His forms are simultaneously abstract and concrete, figurative and non-figurative. With great visual effects, he maneuvers us between the poles of absolutely cerebral and the painterly materiality. The uncomplicated and the artificial come together to form an energetic mixture that charges every painting like a battery.