Translation

Realitätsbilder (2020)


Realitätsbilder (Realitypictures) 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

Other people’s feelings #4 (2007-2011)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and

Other people’s feelings #3 (2006)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and

Other people’s feelings #2 (2005)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and

Other people’s feelings #1 (2002)


Other People’s Feelings is an exercise in empathy and evocation. These photographs are poignant double portraits depicting an image of Hansen alongside that of another person. For the picture, the artist strives to empathically assume the facial expression and general mien of his ‘double’ as closely as possible. He chooses subjects of different genders and