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Jens Hausmann

Background Information about Jens Hausmann


Jens Hausmann sets his sights on global modernity

The painter Jens Hausmann grew up in Meiningen, Germany and studied under Professor Ralf Kerbach, a renowned objective realist artist, at the University of Dresden. His latest, energy-charged works combine his approach to modern architecture with an artistic fascination for space, landscape, and perspective. Surrounded by fantastically colored landscapes, the modern houses he “constructs”, are like dream homes. The images combine a colorful, intense aesthetic with popular magazine and advertising images. Together with a soft, almost hot sunlight, this gives the scenes a southern air.

Screening Room & House Keeping

Hausmann is particularly interested in the elaborate reproduction of distant worlds, such as the continent of South America, and especially the modernist buildings of Brazil. They are scenarios of artistically idealistic projects for future metropolises, formed in part on the drawing boards of architects like Oscar Niemeyer.

Here, painting meets the lucid observation of architectural rationalism. It distinguishes itself through the realistic depiction of materials such as concrete and the broad, reflective glass surfaces with their views in from, and out to, the surrounding landscape. The carefully measured “architectural quadrature” is preserved in freely floating terraces, parking areas, and driveways, and also in the gardens with their generous swimming pools, and the surrounding vegetation. The metal window frames are clearly marked, serving to frame our vision and celebrating the view out and the reflections within, both from near and far. The scenery in front of the building is replicated and reproduced: not only in the suspended windows and doors that reach to the floor, but also in the large water surfaces in the garden.

The inhabitants are rarely visible. Though they are missing from these dream homes of modern architectural heritage, they leave behind status symbols and traces of an exalted existence. Objects such as reclining chairs or cars, designed to the last detail, seem to have a character between décor and tested certainty. The comfort of the home is clearly missing, however. Though we feel invited, as if we are visitors, we also feel voyeuristic. Jens Hausmann opens to the viewer what is usually hidden from view by tall boundaries. He lets us live out our curiosity for the unknown, or simply revel in memories, experiences, and mini adventures. Above all, the excessive colours produce a kaleidoscope of nature that conquers and takes possession of parts of the architecture just as it does to the viewer’s gaze. The reality and authenticity of these images is striking: They let us feel the warm light and smell the garden air, yet also allow us to travel to a new world. We are visiting a scene of post-modernism that lets us become witnesses to a multi-layered globalisation. Continually changing and adapting, the house is on the one hand static, on the other it is marked by the clash of new perspectives and image spaces. The relationship between presence and absence alone ensures a visit full of longing and the emergence of new visions.

The Garden

In Hausmann’s series The Garden, there are no architectural forms in sight. Here, lushly growing nature has taken the upper hand. In a symphony of luminous green, blue, orange, and violet, one wild plant is layered atop another until the individual subsystems unite as one cohesive work of art. Hausmann whisks the viewer away to enchanted mental destinations located somewhere between fiction and reality. His painterly signature style is clear to see; his oil paintings are lively and inviting, drawing us in. The idyllic garden grows and thrives in its own rhythm. This LUMAS artwork consists of three sections of slightly different width.

Christina Wendenburg


1994-2000Studies of sculpting and painting at HFBK Dresden
2001Diploma Painting
Lives in Berlin


2021-23 Förderpreis der Fondazione Silene Giannini in Cooperation mit Artworks Art, Basel
2019 Falkenrot Preis, Thema: Construct your Storys, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


2022Die Angst des Architekten, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
Lost in Paradise, Galerie Cyprian Brenner, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Sammler zeigen ihre Werke, Frank Schneewind – Jens Hausmann, Bilder 2012-2022, Verein Kunst und Raum, Krefeld, Germany
2021Raumkontrolle, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany
2020Raum und Hülle, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
Totales Gebäude, Ausstellungshalle Hellerau Werkstätten, Dresden, Germany
Distance, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
Exposição Virtual, Galeria Kogan Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2019Ed in Arcadia Ego / Arbeiten 2012 – 2019, Herforder Kunstverein, Museum Daniel Pöppelmann Haus, Herford, Germany
Babel, 60 Fragments, Clb im Aufbauhaus, Raum für Kulturtheorie und Urbanismus, Berlin, Germany
2017Raum und Hülle, Galerie Reinthaler, Wien, Austria
Gasts from Berlin, Part I, Jens Hausmann - Vanessa Henn, Galerie Eigenheim, Wei-mar, Germany
2016Niemandsland, Kunsthalle Neuwerk, Konstanz, Germany
Das Geheime Zentrum, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
2015Around the House, Jens Hausmann – Alexej Meschtschanow, SMAC, Raum für Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Minimal, Fragments, Galerie Z, Stuttgart, Germany
2014Malerei und Arbeiten auf Papier, Orangerie zu Putbus, Kunststiftung Rügen, Putbus, Germany
Melancholie, Kupricks House, Kunstraum Unten, Bochum, Germany
Dschungel, Kunstverein Centre Bagatelle, Berlin, Germany
2013In Serie, Galerie Alte Schule, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2012minimal, Galerie Schuster, Potsdam 
Blind Windows, Von Frauenberg Art Gallery, Düsseldorf
Fluchtlinien, Kunstverein Barsinghausen
2011Diktatur, DSV Kunstkontor, Stuttgart
Der Unsagbare Raum, Kunstverein/ Kunsthaus Meiningen
201035 Fragments, Galerie Schuster, Berlin
2009Fragile, Galerie Schuster, Miami, USA
2008Kalt, Kalt – Heiss, Heiss, Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt
2007Traum von Haus, Frederik Foert Galerie, Berlin
2006Himmel, Wssser, Baum, Haus, Mensch – Ein Spiel, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Cologne
Heimkino, Kunsthalle Vierseithof Luckenwalde
2005Deutsche Welle, Galerie Foert Garanin, Berlin
2003Zwischenraum, Galerie Foert Garanin, Berlin
2002Psychonews, Spielhaus Morrison Galerie, Berlin
2001Narkose, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
2000Spirit and Borders, Galerie Jette Rudolph
2021Betwixt, Kunstraum am Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
Keep Cool, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
Stubenkoller, Paranoid Spaces, Direkte Auktion, Postbank Tower, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Schmalfuss, Marburg, Germany
Positions Art Fair Berlin (Galerie Martin Mertens)
Pan Amsterdam (Galerie Martin Mertens)
Luxembourg Art Week (Galerie Anja Knoess)
2020Construct your Storys, Falckenrotpreis 2020, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Fifty / Fifty, The Matter of Duality, Paul Fleischmann Haus, Berlin, Germany
Wiedersehen macht Freude, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
Cold Turkey, Glue, Werketage E.V., Berlin, Germany
Amigo Secreto, Kogan Amaro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Art Karlsruhe (Galerie Martin Mertens)
Positions Art Fair Berlin (Galerie Martin Mertens)
Luxembourg Art Week (Galerie Anja Knoess
2019Rhizome, Berlin Based, Frank Taal Galerie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
After Hour, Pop Up Exhibition Space Sonos Store, Berlin, Germany
En Blog, Galerie Nicole Gnesa, München, Germany
Ausstellung 3. Ahrenshooper Winterauktion, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Germany
Art Karlsruhe (Galerie Anja Knoess)
Sp Arte / International Art Fair / Sao Paulo (Kogan Amaro Galeria)
Positions Art Fair Berlin (Galerie Martin Mertens)
Pan Amsterdam (Galerie Martin Mertens)
2018Berlin Radio, Murilo Castro Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Desver a Arte, Kogan Amaro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stadtwerke, Peter Braunholz - Jens Hausmann - Jan Muche, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
Thema Architektur, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
Ngorongoro, II, Artist Weekend, Atelier Jonas Burgert, Berlin, Germany
Habitat- vom sich Einrichten in der Welt, Kunstverein Villa Strechius, Landau, Germany
Ausstellung 2. Ahrenshooper Winter Auktion, Kunstmuseum, Ahrenshoop , Germany
Aussicht – Einsicht, Blick durchs Fenster, Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
2017Golden Ass, Movie Poster, Galerie Laden für Nichts, Leipzig, Germany
Handlungsanweisungen in der Kunst, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin, Germany
Irrer Strand, Galerie alte Schule, Ahrenshoop, Germany
Spectrum Three, Collage – Montage, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin, Germany
Blitzeis II, Accrochage, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
2016Die Geschichte hat einen Fehler, zu viele Erzähler - Kunstverein Gütersloh , Germany
The Great Leap- Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany
Les Miniatures - Galerie Nicole Gnesa, München, Germany
Liaison, Art Week Berlin, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
Welt am Rand, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Spectrum Two, About Paper– Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin, Germany
Blitzeis, Accrochage, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
Melancholie, Kupricks House, Part II, Auriga Galerie, Rostock, Germany
2015Polyvalenz, Kunst zwischen Abstraktion und Konstruktion Glue, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin,Germany
Timewise – Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar, Germany
JETZT – Konstruktive Bildräume im Dialog, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln, Germany
Syntetic Fields, Das künstliche in der Kunst, Kunsthalle PLU 4, Berlin, Germany
Les Miniatures, Projectspace Codex Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Landscapes 3.0, Galerie Alte Schule, Ahrenshoop, Germany
Spectrum One, On Canvas, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin, Germany
2014Space // Squared, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Orte / Nicht-Orte, Kunstverein Uelzen, Museum Schloss Holdenstedt, Germany
2013Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Anderson, Koppenhagen, Denmark
Mixed Signals, Part I, Spuren der Klassischen Moderne in der Gegenwartskunst, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany
Mixed Signals, Part II, Die Welt der Dinge, Kunstverein Ulm, Germany
Inhabitan City – Wohnträume, Utopien, Urbanismus und der Ganz normale Raumkonsum, Kunstverein Böblingen, Germany
Eisbaden, Galerie Alte Schule Ahrenshoop, Germany
Edge and Surface, Berlin ArtWeek, Leipziger Str. 61 – 65, Berlin, Germany
How Lonely does it get? Black Bridge Off Space, Peking, China
Berliner Salon, Part II, Kunsthaus Meiningen, Germany
2012Der Unsagbare Raum/ Part II, ARD Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin
Konstellationen, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
Mixed Signals/ Part I, Galerie Z, Stuttgart
2011Ich bin ein Berliner, Dezer Schauhalle, Miami, USA
In Between Days/ Von Frauenberg Art Gallery, Düsseldorf
Kernfragen, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
ABC of Painting, Galerie Schuster, Berlin
2010Malerei, Galerie Dr. messner, Trossingen
Berliner Salon, Europäischer Kunsthof Ficht, Aachen
Art Fair 21 Köln, Galerie Schuster, Köln
2009Scope New York, Galerie Schuster, New York, USA
2008Scope Miami, Galerie Schusten, Miami, USA
2007Arcadia, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, UK
Salty Tears, Frederik Foert Galerie, Berlin
Scope Miami, Galerie Schuster, Miami, USA
2006The fine art of separating people from their money, Frederik Foert Galerie, Berlin
Art Peking – Frederik Foert Galerie
Art Fair Köln, Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Kreuzer + Roy, Heimbach
2005Time Zones, Krings Ernst Galerie, Cologne
Cars and Races, Frederik Foert Galerie, Berlin
2004Pintura, Galeria Fabio Penacall, Salvador, Brasil
Art Frankfurt, Galerie Foert
2003Raum 3, Galerie Garanin, Essen
2001Art Frankfurt, Galerie Jette Rudolph
Diplomausstellung, Ocotogon HFBK Dresden