Galerie Barbara Thumm presents the fourth solo exhibition, entitled Selbstvermessung (Self-Cartography) by the Romanian artist Simon Cantemir Hausì, (*1976, Baia Mare).
Selbstvermessung (Self-Cartography) presents recent works, mostly small format canvases that the artists worked on in the course of the last two years. Hausì remained faithful to his subject matter of earlier works: man in nature, landscape, animals and portraits. He creates dense auratic atmospheres in his very typical and increasingly colourful layered painting style.
Hausì, the colourist creates a pictorial universe which references European painting positions of the 19th century. The viewer often finds himself in complicity with the artist in search for hidden secrets and readings. Hausì has created an iconography, which depicts hunting scenes, lions, eagles snakes, also shepherds and is inspired by Romanian pagan culture and mythology. His sculptural work references traditional art of Romanian wood craftsmanship.
Hausì’s previous exhibition was rhetorically entitled What do you See? and questioned contextualizing conception and cultural interpretation. This current exhibition turns his quest towards an newly found scrutiny and introspection.