Jens Rausch

Introducing Jens

Jens Rausch’s works aim to expose the layers of a supposed reality. In respect to his motif, the forest and forestry have become the (biographic) setting for the cycle of works which began in 2012. Rausch often uses his realistic paintings only as a starting point, to subsequently quite radically, through the destructive use of fire, open the canvas to a three dimensional scope. In this way, new conceptual spaces arise.

What we love about Jens

Experimenting with light, texture, and composition, Jens moves beyond the aesthetic in his figurative representation of nature. His keen interest in the life circles of material
as well as the transformation of one substance into another aggregated condition creates something new. His works, including “Lichtung” and “Nest” come alive as he allows elements of chance to be introduced into his fascinating process.

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions

  1. 2016
  2. Orte der Erinnerung – Erinnerung an Orte, Hohhaus Museum, Lauterbach, Germany
  3. Forst II, Junger Kunstkreis Hünfeld, Germany
  4. 2015 Sin Titulo, Galeria Merida, Yucatan, Mexiko
  5. 2014
  6. Eine satte Gesellschaft, ZustandsZone, Hamburg, Germany
  7. Geschichte des Unbewussten, ZustandsZone, Hamburg, Germany
  8. 2012 FORST, Galerie Art Store St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
  9. 2010 Unglaubliche Phänomene, Galerie Art Store St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
  10. 2009 terra nova, Galerie Art Store St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
  11. 2006 Schattenreich der Blüten, Altonale, Hamburg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  1. 2017
  2. Von den Dingen, ihren Oten, jenen Taten, Künstlerhaus Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany
  3. Plastic all over the world, Art Spot Kori, Kyoto, Japan
  4. Zukunft 1:2057, Künstlerhaus Frise, Hamburg, Germany
  5. Blumensalon, Galerie KunstVoll, Hamburg, Germany
  6. The best bogus botanical garden, Galerie Heliumcowboy, Hamburg, Germany
  7. Like-minded, Kunst in der Fraktion, Hamburg Townhall, Germany
  8. DURCHFORSTEN, East Asian Society, Tokio, Japan
  9. 2016
  10. Last Minute, Künstlerhaus FRISE, Hamburg, Germany
  11. Position, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg, Germany
  12. BONBONS & BIER, Galerie Heliumcowboy, Hamburg, Germany
  13. Buddha will be killed, ARTISTERIUM IX – Tbilisi Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Event, Tiflis, Georgia
  14. Nachtschatten, Vonderau-Museum Fulda, Germany
  15. Altona Gibt Es Nicht – 10 Künstler im Brachmond, U.FO Projekthaus, Hamburg, Germany
  16. Plastic all over the world, Galerie Margenssi Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  17. Checkpoint Germany – Plastic all over the world, Flipside Galerie Eindhoven, Netherlands
  18. Club nEuropa Projekt, Galerie Treibhaus, Dresden, Germany
  19. Zwergenaufstand, Contemporary Artspace Batumi, Georgia
  20. FeuerWerke, Galerie KunstVoll, Hamburg, Germany
  21. 2015
  22. What´s on your mind?, ARTISTERIUM VIII, Tiflis, Georgia
  23. Palates to Palettes, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, USA
  24. Art of Gastronomy, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, USA
  25. Folie des Alltags, Raum linksrechts, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany
  26. 2014
  27. Grotesken des Alltäglichen, Galerie Speckstrasse, Hamburg, Germany
  28. Houston, we have a problem, ARTISTERIUM, Tiflis, Georgia
  29. artflash No.5 | DURCH:BRUCH, Eiskeller, Hamburg, Germany
  30. Hands across the Pacific, Galerie Akatsuki, Tokio, Japan
  31. urban life, Heilkulturwerk, Hamburg, Germany
  32. Plastik-Plastik, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany
  33. 2013
  34. HEUTE, -Zitate und Zutaten, Galerie KUB, Leipzig, Germany
  35. HEUTE,- Groteske Wirklichkeit, Galerie Affenfaust, Hamburg, Germany

Awards / Residencies

  1. 2016 SASSO- artist in residency | Vairano S. Nazzaro, Switzerland (June – July)
  2. 2015 NES – artist in residency | Skagaströnd, Iceland (September – October)
  3. 2015 Nomination for the 10th Wesselinger Art Award


  1. 1993 – 1995 Attended College of Design, Fulda, Germany
  2. 1996 – 2000 Studied Social Pedagogy at University of Applied Sciences, Fulda. Engaged in artistic projects with disabled people
  3. 1999 – 2000 Studied Art Therapy and Creative Pedagogy at IHC, Calw, Germany



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