LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
PERCEPTION. BECOMING AWARE.
SEEKING MEANING THROUGH SENSUAL PERCEPTION.
Lausen lives and works in Zurich.
Lausen (*1983) was born in the north of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. After studying interior design she went on to study architecture while also completing various courses in the arts, philosophy, sculpture work and painting.
"My real studio is my head" is the principle that guides her artistic exploration. She thereby uses personal experiences and observations, making them themes in her work.
By thinking with her eyes and looking to her inner world, what she experiences she constructs as objects, images and texts.
2021 » Dynamic Correspondence «, Nartwork a.p.s art association, Bologna, Italy / Group exhibition
2021 » ALDILA «, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Fuerteventura, Spain / Group exhibition
2021 » art in mind «, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, England / Group exhibition
2021 » ALDILA «, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milano, Italy / Group exhibition
2019 » Big Bang Good Bye «, Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zurich, Switzerland / Group exhibition
2019 » 5 Sinne «, Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zurich, Switzerland / Group exhibition
2019 » 10 «, Kunstraum Waldhaus, Zurich, Switzerland / Group exhibition
2019 » Wer kann, der soll «, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany / Group exhibition
2018 Artpricewinner of the exhibition «Kunst im Dolder Bad» 2018
2018 » Kunst im Dolder Bad «, Dolder Sports, Zurich, Switzerland / Group exhibition
2016 »Bausteine der Wahrnehmung «, collab, Zurich, Switzerland / Solo exhibition
2015 »Building Blocks of Perception«, Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland / Group exhibition
2013 »Kleine Ausstellung unter Freunden« , Kunstverein Koelnberg art association, Cologne, Germany / Group exhibition
Max Christian Graeff about Lausen.
Excerpt from the speech at the opening ceremony of the Kunst im Dolder Bad exhibition, 28 July 2018:
"For Lausen, the visual arts are a logical and necessary extension of her profession as an architect.
Through objects and installations, she surveys the parameters of things, spaces and anything that has been created, testing and modifying them with the imagination of a sculpturer. For her, it is unfettered work with, as she calls it, an incomparably greater purity than creating functional spatial constructions. But to say her work has no function at all is deceptive. When exploring the world of the creator, everything designed has meaning when it is being communicated to others.
Her exploration, observance as well as the breaking of the rules in apportioning space and bodies are subjective; she sets reference values through personal feeling, refers to protected spaces, encroachments and the changing of boundaries, published on the theme of "Mauern und Grenzen als Raumerfahrung der Definition" [Walls and Boundaries as the Spatial Experience of Definition] and describes as a treasure trove the world of materials that can be sensually experienced, for example her fathers workshop.
She depicts geometrical, ordered structures as organic, growing and changing. She then reverses everything, confers traces of the real by the assertion of a frame.
In her richly contrasted photographs, she takes up a spatial position herself, usually looking from the dark into the light, outwards, resulting in a logical, exploration of the interior.
She writes that she does it to create clarity but clarity emerges first and foremost for itself, for herself; the viewer is tasked with their own exploration"
(Born in 1962 in Berlin, Max Christian Graeff lives and works as an editor and publicist in Kriens, Switzerland. He is also a eulogist and publisher and is responsible for the catalogue of works by the painter Hans Schärer.)
WHO I AM
Thinking with my eyes and tracing my inner world, i build the experienced in object, image and text.
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