post-title Jens Hausmann | Raum und Hülle | Galerie Martin Mertens | 21.03.-23.05.2020

Jens Hausmann | Raum und Hülle | Galerie Martin Mertens | 21.03.-23.05.2020

Jens Hausmann | Raum und Hülle | Galerie Martin Mertens | 21.03.-23.05.2020

Jens Hausmann | Raum und Hülle | Galerie Martin Mertens | 21.03.-23.05.2020

until 23.05. | #2720ARTatBerlin | Galerie Martin Mertens shows from 21st March 2020 the exhibition Raum und Hülle by the artist Jens Hausmann.

The exhibition can be visited virtually as a 3D Tour (GALLERY VISIT).

For many years, Berlin-based painter, Jens Hausmann has been one of the most notable painters in the field of architecture in central Europe. Even if this label in itself is slightly misleading, because for Hausmann his work is not about architecture, but rather about painting.

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Jens Hausmann, Ruine Hülle, 110 x 100 cm

He is a constructivist in the best sense, as his architectural and pictorial spaces are constructions. While many of his architectural forms are based on real buildings, the buildings are mere triggers for the creation of an image. His scenarios are constructed realities, rather than a portrayal thereof.

ART at Berlin - Galerie Martin Mertens - Jens Hausmann - Raumstation Buehne
Jens Hausmann, Raumstation Bühne, 170 x 240 cm

Although the landscape fragments and vegetation that inhabit his paintings have a seemingly romantic element to them, the confrontation between culture and nature is not to be understood in the romantic sense. In his paintings, Hausman makes it clear that nature no longer stands for the ‘other’ that is independent of humankind and therefore the opposite of culture, but rather something already “culturally contaminated” in the age of the Anthropocene and therefore no longer independent of human beings. Even in the deepest deep-sea trenches, in perpetual ice or on the peaks of the mountains one can find the impact of human activity.

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Jens Hausmann, Raum und Hülle,
200 x 95 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, 2020

Mostly very artificial in their glaringly “unnatural” colours, these natural set pieces give the impression of being more furnishings for a humanly-defined pictorial space than an unruly and freely developing nature. Nevertheless, both architecture and nature are performers on the stages that are his image surface and only together do they form the stimulating scenarios of his paintings. Architecture fragments the pictorial space and with it the surrounding landscape/nature.

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Jens Hausmann, Die Falle, 110 x 115 cm

As Hausmann so aptly says, he tries to “keep his romantic waves on a short leash”. While the rear-view of figures in German Romanticism already pushes people back, staging them no longer as actors but as observers, Hausmann is consequential and take a step further and does entirely without the human figure. Nevertheless, in every corner of his mystically constructed imagery, the human is present as perpetual creator.

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Jens Hausmann, Galerie Martin Mertens, 2020, Exhibition view

Just like in the largescale painting “Raumstation”, many of his images act like a stage on which something has either just happened or could soon happen. In conversation, Hausmann mentions the meaning of the moment when nothing happens – in which the plot freezes just before something happens. The actual event is more in the mind of the beholder. Herein seemingly lies the reason for the cinematic appeal of many of his works. One is reminded of the dramatic composition of many Hitchcock films.

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Jens Hausmann, Galerie Martin Mertens, 2020, Exhibition view

On the one hand, a secret flows through his paintings – while on the other, the rationality of the construction is clearly visible and the partially brutalist coolness of the glass and concrete surfaces resists any mystification and romanticisation. In the large landscape format “Daytime Astronomy”, the plants seem to creep up on the building like eerie beings, pointing to the fact that sooner or later nature will seize its space back. Surely Hausmann is influenced by Brazil’s tropical vegetation and its modernism, which is based on the European due to his frequent visits to the country where his wife artist Isabelle Borges is from. His work is also very popular in Brazil. For example, the Fábrica de Arte Marcos Amaro (FAMA) museum has just acquired 60 works that will be exhibited in an entire room in Sao Paulo in July 2020.

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Jens Hausmann, Portrait

Jens Hausmann, 1964 born in Meiningen, lives and worls in Berlin
1994 – 2000 Study of Painting and Sculpture, College of Fine Arts, Dresden
2001 Diploma in painting (with Prof. Ralf Kerbach)

Awards and scholarships
2020 Falkenrot Preis 2020, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Solo Exhibitions
2020 Raum und Hülle, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin
The Promised Land, Kogan Amaro Galeria, Sao Paulo (Kat.), (BR) -kommend-
Melancholia Moderna – works on paper, Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona (CH) -kommend-
Babel / 60 fragments, Museo Fabrica de Arte Marcos Amaro, Sao Paulo (Kat.) (BR) -kommend-
2019 Jens Hausmann – Ed in Arcadia Ego, Kunstverein Herford, Herford, (Kat.)
Babel – 60 fragments, CLB im Aufbauhaus, Projektraum für Kulturtheorie, Gegenwartskunst und Urbanismus, Berlin
2017 Raum und Hülle, Galerie Agnes Reinthaler, Wien (A)
Gasts From Berlin. Part I, Jens Hausmann with Vanessa Henn, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar
2016 JENS HAUSMANN – Das geheime Zentrum, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
Niemandsland, Kunsthalle Neuwerk, Konstanz, (Kat)
Galerie Agnes Reinthaler, zus. mit Hubert Blanz, Wien (A)
2015 Around the House, mit Alexej Meschtschanow, Kunstraum SMAC, Berlin
Minimal fragments, Galerie Z, Stuttgart
2014 Melancholie / Kubricks House, mit Sven Reile, Kunstraum-unten, Bochum
Jens Hausmann – Malerei, Orangerie zu Puttbus, Kunststiftung Rügen, (Kat)
Dschungel, Kunstverein Centre Bagatelle, Berlin Frohnau
2013 In Serie – Neue Bilder, Galerie Alte Schule Ahrenshoop
2012 Blind Windows, von fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf
Flucht-Linien, Kunstverein Barsinghausen, (Kat)
Minimal“, Galerie Schuster, Potsdam
2011 Diktatur, DSV Kunstkontor Stuttgart, (Kat)
Der unsagbare Raum, mit Isabelle Borges, Kunsthaus Meiningen, (Kat)
2010 35 Fragments, Galerie Schuster, Berlin
2009 Fragile, Galerie Schuster, Miami, (USA)
2008 kalt, kalt – heiss, heiss, Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt
2007 Traum vom Haus, Frederik Foert Galerie, Berlin
2006 Ein Spiel. Himmel, Wasser, Baum, Haus, Mensch, Krings-Ernst Galerie, Köln
Heimkino, Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde
2005 Deutsche Welle, Galerie Foert/Garanin, Berlin
2003 Zwischenraum, Galerie Foert/Garanin, Berlin
2002 Psychonews, Spielhaus Morrison Galerie, Berlin, (Kat)
2001 Narkose, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
2000 Spirit and Borders, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin

Group exhibitions (after 2013)
2020 Construct your Storys – Ausstellung zum Falkenrot Preis, Künstlerhaus Bethanien , Berlin (kuratiert von Christoph Tannert)
fifty / fifty / the matter of duality, Paul Fleischmann Haus , Berlin (kuratiert von Grigori Dor und Mascha Naumova)
2019 RhiZomE – Berlin based artists (kuratiert von Bram Braam), Frank Taal Galerie, Rotterdam (NL)
Afterhour, Pop up exhibition space sonos store, Berlin
En blog, Galerie Nicole Gnesa, München (eingeladen von Codex Berlin)
En blog, Galerie AG, Schwerin (eingeladen von Codex Berlin)
Ausstellung zur 3. Ahrenshooper Winterauktion / Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
2018 Berlin Radio (mit Isabelle Borges, Dag, Vanessa Henn, Christian Henkel), Murilo Castro Galeria, Belo Horizonte, (BR)
Desver A Arte, Emmathomas Galeria, Sao Paulo, (BR)
Stadt Werke, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln (mit Peter Braunholz und Jan Muche)
Ngorongoro II, Artist Weekend, Berlin (eingeladen von Andreas Mühe)
StadtWerke (mit Jan Muche, Peter Braunholz), Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
Räume II, Art Week Berlin (eingeladen von Alina Mann)
Group Show / Architektur, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin
En Blog, Exhibition Space Codex Berlin
Habitat- Vom Sich Einrichten In Der Welt, Kunstverein Villa Strechius, Landau
Aussicht – Einsicht. Blick Durchs Fenster, Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg (Kat.)
Exhibition for the 2. Ahrenshooper Winterauktion, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Ahrenshoop
2017 Golden Ass, Movie Poster, Galerie Laden Für Nichts, Leipzig
Handlungsanweisungen In Der Kunst, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin
Irrer Strand( mit Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Moritz Schleime, Corinne von Lebusa, Philip Grözinger, Manfred Hausmann), Galerie Alte Schule, Ahrenshoop
Spectrum Three / Collage – Montage, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin
Blitzeis II, Accrochage, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
2016 Liaison, Art Week Berlin, Uferhallen, Berlin
Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Anja Knoess
Spectrum Two. About Paper, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin
BLITZEIS, Accrochage, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
Melancholie, Kupricks House, Part II, Auriga Galerie, Rostock (mit Jennifer Oellerich, Philip Topolovac, Sven Reile)
The Great Leap, Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt
Die Geschichte hat einen Fehler / Zu viele Erzähler, eingeladen von Axel Anklam und Jan Muche, Kunstverein Gütersloh
Close Up, Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar
Neue Energien, eingeladen von Galerie Kristine Hamann, Kunsthalle Kühlungsborn, Ostseebad Kühlungsborn
1. Weissenseer Kabinettausstellung, eingeladen von Felix Wunderlich, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin
Frohe Botschaft – Die Botschaft, Uferhallen, Berlin
Les Miniatures, kuratiert von Codex Berlin, Galerie Nicole Gnesa, München
Artgeschoss, Welfenakademie Braunschweig
Welt am Rand, Madeleine Boschan, Jens Hausmann, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Kunsthaus Erfurt
2015 Timewise, Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar
JETZT – Fünf Maler und ein Bildhauer: konstruktive Bild-Räume im Dialog, Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
Spectrum One / on canvas, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin
Polyvalenz – Kunst zwischen Abstraktion und Konstruktion, kuratiert von Dag Berlin, Glue im Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
Landscapes 3.0 – Landschaften zeitgenössischer Künstler, Galerie Alte Schule Ahrenshoop
Mut! Love for free, von Ernie Luley, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
Les Miniatures, Popupshowroom Codex-Berlin, Berlin
Synthetic Fields, Kunsthalle/PLU41, Berlin
2014 Space // Squared, kuratiert von Sven Davis, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, (USA)
Orte / Nicht-Orte, Kunstverein Uelzen, Museum Schloss Holdenstedt
Berliner Salon / Part III, kuratiert von Berthold Bock, Kunstverein Melle
Zeitmaschine / Kunst von 1908 – 2014, Galerie Alte Schule Ahrenshoop
2013 Mixed Signals / Part I, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Katalog
Mixed Signals / Part II, Kunstverein Ulm, (Kat)
(In)habitan CITY – Wohn(t)räume, Utopien, Urbanismus und der ganz normale Raumkonsum, kuratiert von Simone Kraft, Kunstverein Böblingen
Edge and Surface, während der Berlin Art Week, mit der Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, im Pop up showroom Codex-Berlin, Berlin.
How lonely does it get? … Do Dumm Dumm Dumm Da Do Dumm Dumm, kuratiert von Frederik Foert, BlackbridgeOffSpace, Peking, (CN)
Eisbaden, Galerie Alte Schule Ahrenshoop
Altes Wasser, kuratiert von Philip Grözinger, Galerie Mikael Anderson, Kopenhagen, (DK)
Berliner Salon / Part II / 21 Maler aus Berlin, Kunsthaus Meiningen

Vernissage: Friday, 20th March 2020, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (canceled due to the current situation!)

Exhibition period: Saturday, 21st March – Saturday, 23rd May 2020

Zur Galerie MARTIN MERTENS

 

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