| Paris Photo 2019 | Solo show by Thomas Hauser |

| Paris Photo 2019 | Solo show by Thomas Hauser |
18 October 2019 mIk016@hUgo75

PARIS PHOTO x Thomas Hauser 

Secteur Curiosa – Booth SC12 | 7-10 NOV 2019 |

Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris. Website : Paris Photo

On the occasion of Paris Photo 2019, UN-SPACED gallery is pleased to present an unpublished monographic project by French artist Thomas Hauser composed with exclusive new series. Hauser has previously exhibited in Arles, Approche, C / O, FOAM, Art Rotterdam, Mai Mano and has been selected for FOAM Talent 2019.


Thomas Hauser

Kim Knoppers Curator Foam Amsterdam

The work of French photographer Thomas Hauser appears to be a study of memories and the ways in which they are preserved, archived, reproduced and reconstructed. Portraits of people from the family archive are combined with photographs of fragments of classical sculptures, tombs, rocks, clouds and abstract forms. Hauser manipulates his photographs Repeatedly by photocopying them, cropping them and printing them again with all kinds of imperfections and traces of use. Their original significance becomes less important and is blurred by many interventions. It is as if the actual images almost dissolves. One of his techniques is to make silk screen prints with glue rather than ink. Once the paper is coated with glue, the black matte toner for a laser printer or a copier device is spread over the paper by Hauser. The image appears where the glue and toner connects.

Characteristic is Hauser’s urge to experiment not only with glue and ink, but also with a variety of materials. Elements like marble, stone, copper and glass acts as remains of ruins, other architectural structures and sculptures suggest to be fragments from the past. The synthesis of reworked photographs, different materials and fragments of objects results in new, intriguing pieces that hover between documentation and fiction. Hauser’s body of work can be regarded as the result of contemporary archaeological fieldwork in which different layers of time, details and material artifacts, and fact and fiction flow into each other.



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