Robert Häusser

Robert Häusser
*1924 in Stuttgart; lives in Mannheim
“Symmetry is always an imperative!” and “content = form; form = content.” These programmatic statements by Robert Häusser, who became the first German to receive the Hasselblad award in 1995, aptly convey the stringent black-and-white of his “Relative Orientations.” For Häusser, however, formal considerations are never an end unto themselves, never “lifeless graphic design.” A black abyss yawns next to white street signs. The asphalt and greenhouses on the horizon are forceful indications of castigated nature. Fantasies slumber in the beyond.