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johann hauser, gugging - © martin vukovits foto, christian berst — art brut
Date 1926 — 1996
Country Slovakia

Johann Hauser lived in a displaced persons’ camp with his mother until he was seventeen when he was hospitalized in a mental institution for the firt time. In 1947 he was transferred to the psychiatric hospital in Gugging, where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Initially, he did small farming jobs but soon he showed a taste for drawing.

Working primarily with colored pencils, Hauser saturated the paper and drew with a strong and lively palette - mostly women who assert their femininity and sex. There are fighters, “women-canons”, warriors charged with eroticism. He also liked airplanes, helicopters and all sorts of everyday objects. Pr Navratil notes that the style of his drawings evolved closely with Hauser’s state of mind. In his manic periods he tended to make the objects bigger, multiplied, accentuated, embelished, while in his depressive phases his drawings were simple and small, with a high degree of abstraction.

Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1975
16.54 x 11.42 in
Untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Untitled, 1974
11.81 x 15.75 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1985
11.42 x 15.35 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1980
6.3 x 9.45 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1974
8.27 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1974
11.81 x 15.35 in
Exhibitions
In the flesh
veritable bodies, at the gallery. From June 14 to July 11, 2020.
in abstracto #2
at the gallery. From March 5 to June 6, 2020.
Flora & Fauna brut
Gugging Gallery. From May 15 to August 30, 2019.
Leben in art brut
coll. Hannah Rieger, Bildraum, Vienna. From July 14 to August 16, 2018.
Oswald Tschirner & Johann Hauser
mit strich und farbe, Gugging Galerie, Vienna. From December 1 to February 8, 2017.
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Ver-rückt
art brut aus der Dammlung Dagmar und Manfred Chobot, Langenzersdorf Museum. From November 8 to December 14, 2014.
Art brut
ABCD Collection / Bruno Decharme, la Maison rouge, Paris. From October 17, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
Art brut: breaking the boundaries
curator Christian Berst, Oliva Creative Factory, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. From June 1 to September 11, 2014.
Collecting Madness
Outsider Art from the Damman Collection Volume #2, Prinzhorn Collection, Allemagne . From March 14 to April 14, 2014.
Vehicles
Collection de l'art brut, Lausanne. From November 8, 2013 to April 27, 2014.
Raw Vision
25 years of art brut, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris . From September 18, 2013 to August 22, 2014.
Inner Worlds Outside
Fundacion La Caixa, Madrid ; Whitechapel gallery, London ; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. From January 18 to December 30, 2006.
Exhibition view of *in the flesh : veritable bodies*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020 - © ©christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
les galeries parisiennes en mode numérique
Anne-lys Thomas, The Art Newspaper Daily. April 10, 2020.
in abstracto #2 - du 05/03 au 18/04 - christian berst art brut, paris
La Rédaction, Point Contemporain. February 27, 2020.
Collections
LaM, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut de Lille Métropole
France
Gugging Museum
Austria
collection de l’Art brut
Switzerland
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
France
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Portugal
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Carmen and Daniel Klein collection
Switzerland
Hannah Rieger collection
Austria
Arnulf Rainer collection
Austria
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Intuit, The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
United States
Dammann collection
Switzerland
Johann Hauser

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