Short cutting from a report in ART PROFIL Magazine, Okt. 2001, about the
One doesn‘t forget Barbara Hauser‘s paintings easily. The energetic
brushwork, intensely studied composition and playful color contrasts,
together with their explosion of muscular human bodies (and sheer size!),
make them overwhelming.... a very conscious comment on the
superficiality and speed of the postindustrialist society.
The difference between Naturialism and Realism in the artistic sense is
deliberate: less important here is the decorative reconstruction of the
human figure than a study deep into the wounded soul attained throug
....In her pictures, Barbara Hauser does not moralize. Not does she
denounce a society which leads people to such extremes as
prostitution or drug addiction. More important to her is the aspect
of strength that these women posses in order to cope with life in
this day and age....
....Remarkable in this pictures is the distanced look that the artist
gives her figures, a look that resembles those in Francisco Goya‘s
„Horror of War“ series where he signed „He visto“ ( I have seen it )
underneath. Similarily, Barbara Hauser has collected real life
impressions in her countless visits to Munichs brothels and LA‘s
written by Helmut Orpel, Editor of ART PROFIL Magazin
Latest article from Australia via isiiad webside:
Barbara Hauser's "London Carnival"
Big, gutsy, unforgettable work! Pictures don't adequately show the scale
and the impact of Barbara Hauser's work. Their size represents something
of Barbara's passion for people. She loves their stories, their imperfections,
their raw gutsy character. The colour of humanity is right out there, proud
and strong. The works are physically large, painted on printed fabric...the
print in parts evident in the paintings.
Barbara is originally from Germany but has lived and worked all over the
For now Melbourne is her resting place. But plans are in place for a trip back
to Germany for our winter. She'll be back in Australia next year to paint the
St Kilda colour. She has made contact with the Street Workers. Hold on to
your hats for that one!
Barbara renders flesh with such luminosity. Rubens is her teacher. She studied his
paintings until she could achieve the luminosity apparent in his luscious women.
Fabric paint from Germany adds to the effect
Being a gypsy painter, she is used to creating a studio where ever
she finds herself in the world.
She asked me if I'd like her to 'build' her studio for me. Within five
minutes, she had transformed
the courtyard of her garden into a studio, under a brolly with
cushions to protect her knees from
the hard bricks. Her paintings are all done flat on the ground
in this way.
This garden is a gorgeous oasis in Brunswick. It reminds her of
another of her 'homes' in Thailand.
While in Melbourne, Barbara has been attending life drawing sessions at Dunmoochin.
She immediately fitted in to the artistic community there and was offered an exhibition
space in the long gallery to show her work. On 21st May at 3pm-9pm and 22nd May 3pm-5pm
she will be in attendance at Dunmoochin to welcome people to her exhibition, "London Carnival".
Dunmoochin is at 105 Barreenong Rd. Cottles Bridge. Melways reference, 263 C1.
Barbara's website gives a good idea of other exhibitions she's had around the world.