BERND HAUSSMANN divides his time between his studio north of Boston and Western Maine where he also works on a 250 acre nature project. Haussmann exhibits nationally and has had recent exhibitions in Boston, MA; Scottsdale, AZ; Fort Worth, TX; and Santa Fe, NM. His works are in a number of museum collections including the Danforth Museum of Art; Lyman Allyn Museum of Art; Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, among others.
Haussmann offers a deep investigation into the issues primary to the ongoing dialogue about painting in Provincetown. With subjects that range from an abstracted interpretation of nature to language and dreams to architecture to a total investment in the possibilities inherent in a single color. Haussmann extracts singular elements illuminated by bold colors and introduces a discussion of gesture, surface and the subconscious that, though contemporary in nature, can be traced directly back to the same philosophy of painting that defined Provincetown’s schools from Hensche to Hoffman to Stout through the moment of abstraction’s passionate public introduction at Forum 49. For him, rendering reality has been replaced with a trust that the viewer is the element that completes the work.