bernd haussman | on relationship with the work

April 29, 2020


If you want to build a relationship with a work you need to be open and present, and you need more time.
The painting that seems the most challenging, irritating, boring, ugly, sweet- -the one you think you already know or the one that seems too far out - is the one you pick.
Sit in front of it and look carefully.
First you will see some paint and stuff on a surface.
Then slowly, with patience, openness, curiosity and presence, you will go beyond.
And the painting you least wanted to talk to will talk to you.
Listen carefully, absorb with all your senses and let the mind create a new experience.


Modern interior design image of Bernd Haussmann artwork featuring home decor in shades of black, brown and teal.  There is a wood bowl, an orthoceras bowl and a teak sphere on a white table.