I have lived in translation most of my life.  Shuttling between German, English and French I am constantly struck by the difficulty of translating the nuances expressed in one language to another.  This dilemma reaches its outer limits in the translation of poetry.  The significance of painting’s (and art’s) relationship to reality ebbs and flows constantly, a perpetual unstable and therefore a destabilizing value as the capacity of the painting to engage with reality is both limited and infinite.  Painting is, to begin with and finally at best, only ever its own reality.  Nonetheless consciously and unconsciously we strive to look to find the links and the clues that could somehow refer us to the tangible and the comprehensible, a form of self-reassurance. This desire, this need, opens the space for the REALITÄTSBILDER to operate in.

By adding the German title and its suggestion of the relationship a particular painting is supposed to have with reality, then subtitling this with the English translation, a looping of meaning, interpretation and reinterpretation is set in motion between the title, its translation and the painting.  Each new reading drifts into new spaces through the fertile potential contradiction of understanding and misunderstanding.

Markus Hansen

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Markus HansenReality Suspicious Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist81.6 x 57.2 cm32 1/8 x 22 1/2 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Smitten Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist45.7 x 65.9 cm18 x 26 in£ 4,000.00

Markus HansenReality Molested Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist45.5 x 55.5 cm17 7/8 x 21 7/8 in£ 3,500.00

Markus HansenReality Modest Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist81.7 x 55.7 cm32 1/8 x 21 7/8 in£ 4,500.00

Markus HansenReality Fleeing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist75.8 x 92 cm29 7/8 x 36 1/4 in£ 6,000.00

Markus HansenReality Shy Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist60.6 x 68 cm23 7/8 x 26 3/4 in£ 4,000.00

Markus HansenReality Forcing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist92.4 x 61.2 cm36 3/8 x 24 1/8 in£ 5,500.00

Markus HansenReality Consoling Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist44.7 x 55.1 cm17 5/8 x 21 3/4 in£ 3,500.00

Markus HansenReality Stalking Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist85.7 x 66.6 cm33 3/4 x 26 1/4 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Flattering Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist80.7 x 57.2 cm31 3/4 x 22 1/2 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Suspecting Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist66 x 50 cm26 x 19 3/4 in£ 4,500.00

Markus HansenReality Scenting Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist47.4 x 55 cm18 5/8 x 21 5/8 in£ 3,500.00

Markus HansenReality Subjugated Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist80.5 x 56.8 cm31 3/4 x 22 3/8 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Illuminating Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist77.5 x 101.5 cm30 1/2 x 40 in£ 6,000.00

Markus HansenReality Milking Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist61.3 x 75.4 cm24 1/8 x 29 3/4 in£ 4,500.00

Markus HansenReality Stifling Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist93.2 x 66.2 cm36 3/4 x 26 1/8 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Seducing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist45.9 x 55.6 cm18 1/8 x 21 7/8 in£ 3,500.00

Markus HansenReality Hoping Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist89 x 65.5 cm35 1/8 x 25 3/4 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Refusing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist78.8 x 57 cm31 1/8 x 22 1/2 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Refusing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist78.8 x 57 cm31 1/8 x 22 1/2 in£ 4,000.00

Markus HansenReality Despairing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist50.6 x 56.4 cm19 7/8 x 22 1/4 in£ 4,500.00

Markus HansenReality Rummaging Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist81.5 x 57.3 cm32 1/8 x 22 1/2 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Avoiding Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist66.9 x 75.1 cm26 3/8 x 29 5/8 in£ 4,500.00

Markus HansenReality Anxious Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist71 x 50.4 cm28 x 19 7/8 in£ 5,000.00

Markus HansenReality Necking Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist59.3 x 47.1 cm23 3/8 x 18 1/2 in£ 4,000.00

Markus HansenReality Fearing Picture, 2020Unique digital print supervised by the artist65.8 x 59.3 cm25 7/8 x 23 3/8 in£ 5,000.00

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