The Berlin Artist Jens Hausmann has been known for many years as the most conspicuous German painter in the field of architecture, although this label is a bit misleading, because Hausmanns theme is painting, not architecture.
He is a constructivist in the best sense of the word, because his architecture and pictorial spaces are constructions. Many of its architectural forms are based on real buildings, but these buildings are only the trigger for creating an image. His scenarios are a constructed reality - not an image of a reality.
Hausmann clearly shows that nature no longer forms the from mankind independent other world, which is the opposite of culture, but in the age of the Anthropocene it is already “culturally contaminated” and has long since ceased to exist independently of man. (Text for the exhibition "Space and Shell" in the Martin Mertens Gallery, excerpt); © Artwork: Jens Hausmann, © Photos: Lothar Sprenger