Link: The Lowe Gallery: Bernd Hausmann – Artist Statement. (Quote unknown)
From an interview with Barbara O’Brien, Montserrat College of Art Gallery
A painting starts with a moment of energy that is uncontrolled, dynamic, very concentrated. Then, I let the painting influence me. I try to respond to what my hand or my brush shows me. This can be as much a surprise to me as to any other viewer.
I very strongly believe that a painting has its own reality. Of course, I draw inspiration from various sources, but I feel that ultimately a painting has to work as an individual unit – a world on its own.
One typical way of organizing my paintings, my thoughts actually, is using a Mondrianesque grid. It helps to be able to focus on a little area and make it as good as you can without getting lost in the space of a huge canvas or the tiny corner of a drawing.
The series “Das Lied von der Erde” (The Song of the Earth) is very much about rhythm and very much about sound that we cannot hear. -Bernd Haussmann
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