When working on this series of paintings, Hack focused on the perception of urban space and the connections between architecture and historic and social contexts. The source of this art lies in the particular view he developed on his urban environment and the built structures within it. For Hack, art is used here as method and personal approach, to re-evaluate the subjects – often the ordinary – by abstracting and recontextualizing them. The viewer is thereby challenged to look again – at the artwork but also at the original subject, which might help rediscover or even just consciously notice it.

Copyright © Hans Hack 2014